A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:01:39 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.03 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -91.6248 West, latitude 13.6817 North, depth = 22.03 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 15:01:39 / January 20, 2016 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fue. Unique identifier: us10004fue. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Río Bravo (c. 7 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto San José, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, Río Bravo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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