A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000kaji. Unique identifier: us2000kaji. Exact location, longitude -91.7559° West, latitude 13.7829° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:56:14 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/19 / 2019-04-04 22:56:14 / April 4, 2019 @ 10:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pablo Jocopilas, Patulul, Samayac (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty 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: 59 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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