A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -92.2041 West, latitude 13.6401 North, depth = 36.62 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 22:55:23 / April 15, 2016 @ 10:55 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:55:23 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us20005kzt. Id of event: us20005kzt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.62 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Champerico (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km SSW of Champerico, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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