A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. Exact location of event, depth 57.65 km, -91.3496° West, 14.0076° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005asl. Id of event: us20005asl. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 11:30:46 / March 16, 2016 @ 11:30 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.65 km (36 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:30:46 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop). Nearby 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 El Tejar, Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango.
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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 21 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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