A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. Id of earthquake: us70004pha. Event ids that are associated: us70004pha. Exact location of earthquake, -91.3291° West, 13.7965° North, depth 53.23 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/07/19 / 2019-07-20 02:10:47 / July 20, 2019 @ 2:10 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:10:47 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.23 km (33 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palín, San Felipe, Alotenango. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala.
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