A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.39 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:34:00 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20009nsv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009nsv. Exact location of event, longitude -91.1846 West, latitude 13.9963 North, depth = 54.39 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 20:34:00 / June 20, 2017 @ 8:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zunil, Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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