A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Chisec in Guatemala. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us700071a9. Event ids that are associated: us700071a9. Exact location of earthquake, -90.1498° West, 15.6764° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 04:29:36 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 10:29:36 / January 16, 2020 @ 10:29 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Agustín Acasaguastlán, Cubulco, Rabinal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Cobán (c. 53 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salamá (c. 40 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Panzós (c. 25 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Cristóbal Verapaz (c. 19 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Chisec (c. 17 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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