A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -91.3924° West, 13.7301° North, depth 35 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:06:00 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 02:06:00 / December 21, 2019 @ 2:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70006pb2. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006pb2.
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samayac, Retalhuleu, Escuintla (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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