A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:30:34 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000j06y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j06y. Exact location, longitude -90.752° West, latitude 13.6312° North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/01/19 / 2019-01-04 02:30:34 / January 4, 2019 @ 2:30 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Vicente Pacaya, Cuilapa, Nueva Concepción (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km SSE of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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