A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us2000g9kw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000g9kw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 77.94 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:26:20 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/18 / 2018-07-20 09:26:20 / July 20, 2018 @ 9:26 am. Exact location of event, longitude -90.4397 West, latitude 13.7422 North, depth = 77.94 km.
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magdalena Milpas Altas, El Progreso, Santa Catarina Pinula. The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Catarina Pinula (c. 68 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 35 km SE of Iztapa, Guatemala.
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