A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Chiquimulilla in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, -90.3631° West, 14.1524° North, depth 147.37 km. 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 147.37 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/19 / 2019-12-01 23:37:43 / December 1, 2019 @ 11:37 pm. The temblor was picked up at 17:37:43 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006f32. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006f32.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San José Poaquil, Patzún, Patulul (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 7 km N of Chiquimulilla, Guatemala.
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