A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 19:49:28 / January 25, 2016 @ 7:49 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004h5k. Id of event: us10004h5k. The temblor was detected at 13:49:28 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -92.0708 West, latitude 13.6043 North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Champerico (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 78 km SSW of Champerico, Guatemala.
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