A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 07:19:32 / March 9, 2020 @ 7:19 am. Exact location of earthquake, -91.5687° West, 13.9283° North, depth 46.63 km. The temblor was detected at 01:19:32 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008ccq. Id of event: us60008ccq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.63 km (29 miles). 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). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ocós, Santa Clara La Laguna, Yepocapa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 41 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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