A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Quesada in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -89.9882 West, latitude 14.3943 North, depth = 243.26 km. The temblor was reported at 01:14:55 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 243.26 km (151 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 07:14:55 / January 29, 2020 @ 7:14 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60007ivt. Event ids that are associated: us60007ivt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabinal, El Tejar, Parramos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km NNE of Quesada, Guatemala.
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