A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:37:04 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 08:37:04 / February 1, 2020 @ 8:37 am. Exact location of earthquake, -91.3308° West, 13.5361° North, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60007m1n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007m1n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Masagua (c. 10 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from La Democracia (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masagua, La Democracia, Tiquisate. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 67 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.
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