A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us60008521. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008521. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 01:59:04 / February 27, 2020 @ 1:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:59:04 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.02 km (24 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -91.0328 West, latitude 13.5724 North, depth = 39.02 km.
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chiquimulilla, Guazacapán, Tiquisate (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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