A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/16 / 2016-03-24 06:11:23 / March 24, 2016 @ 6:11 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.79 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:11:23 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005dea. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dea. Exact location of event, depth 39.79 km, -91.2939° West, 13.7011° North.
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicacao, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, Escuintla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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