A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.63 km (36 miles). Unique identifier: us70006b84. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006b84. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:01:50 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/19 / 2019-11-21 19:01:50 / November 21, 2019 @ 7:01 pm. Exact location of event, depth 58.63 km, -90.9672° West, 13.6895° North.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel Dueñas, Yepocapa, Alotenango.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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