A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:37:16 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.7939 West, latitude 13.9486 North, depth = 92.42 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 03:37:16 / November 20, 2017 @ 3:37 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.42 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000brpw. Unique identifier: us2000brpw.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín Jilotepeque, San Raimundo, Palencia (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km NE of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.
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