A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.48 km (32 miles). Global time and date of event 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 09:12:30 / February 14, 2016 @ 9:12 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10004qja. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004qja. Exact location of event, longitude -91.7084 West, latitude 13.9327 North, depth = 51.48 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:12:30 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Democracia, Colomba, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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