A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -91.2709° West, 13.5743° North, depth 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 02:16:50 / January 11, 2020 @ 2:16 am. The temblor was reported at 20:16:50 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006y2u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006y2u. The epicenter was 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).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Escuintla, Santa Bárbara, Patulul (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Patulul (c. 14 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Santa Bárbara (c. 12 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 61 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.
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