A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:41:32 / 4:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70006qrm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006qrm. Exact location of event, longitude -91.4706 West, latitude 13.7097 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 22:41:32 / December 24, 2019 @ 10:41 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chicacao, Cuyotenango, San Antonio Suchitepéquez (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 57 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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