A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:50:58 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 62.16 km, -91.1269° West, 14.1182° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.16 km (39 miles). Unique identifier: us1000i4nw. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i4nw. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 23:50:58 / December 7, 2018 @ 11:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colomba, Salcajá, San Raimundo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
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. 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 fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km WNW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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