A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -92.1844° West, latitude 14.0698° North, depth = 60.4 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.4 km (38 miles). Event id: us20004yij. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yij. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 10:12:58 / February 7, 2016 @ 10:12 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:12:58 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatán, El Tumbador, Tiquisate (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala.
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