A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us70006tdt. Event ids that are associated: us70006tdt. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:21:59 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 01:21:59 / January 2, 2020 @ 1:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -92.1521 West, latitude 13.9966 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Concepción, San Francisco Zapotitlán, El Quetzal. The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala.
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