A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 19:21:20 / April 19, 2016 @ 7:21 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:21:20 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jw6. Unique identifier: us20005jw6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 43.06 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.7458° West, 13.6231° North, depth 43.06 km.
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Alotenango (c. 17 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alotenango, Santa Cruz Naranjo, Tacuba.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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