A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Jalpatagua in Guatemala on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:33:54 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.0617 West, latitude 14.1734 North, depth = 174.59 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 174.59 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70005w1e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005w1e. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 18:33:54 / October 19, 2019 @ 6:33 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Parramos, Sumpango, Chiquimula.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 6 km WNW of Jalpatagua, Guatemala.
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