A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 19.62 km, -91.1079° West, 13.2904° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 20:30:08 / December 21, 2019 @ 8:30 pm. Id of earthquake: us70006pjs. Event ids that are associated: us70006pjs. The temblor was detected at 14:30:08 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.62 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Gomera, Puerto San José. Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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