A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 14:41:59 / December 19, 2019 @ 2:41 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:41:59 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.002 West, latitude 13.7223 North, depth = 72.93 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006nhs. Unique identifier: us70006nhs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.93 km (45 miles).
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jocotenango, Petapa, Villa Canales (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 29 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.
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