A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 07:57:29 / October 12, 2019 @ 7:57 am. Exact location, longitude -91.3676° West, latitude 13.8665° North, depth = 53.24 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:57:29 / 1:57 am (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 53.24 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70005vkr. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005vkr.
The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro La Laguna, Alotenango, El Asintal (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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