A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The temblor was detected at 21:32:06 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.9495 West, latitude 13.816 North, depth = 22.63 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.63 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007n3r. Id of event: us60007n3r. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 03:32:06 / February 3, 2020 @ 3:32 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatenango, San Andrés Villa Seca, Flores Costa Cuca (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km S of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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