A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.49 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:18:16 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.2882° West, 13.9232° North, depth 44.49 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 21:18:16 / March 5, 2020 @ 9:18 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us60008d87. Unique identifier: us60008d87.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taxisco, Santa María de Jesús, Patzún (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 30 km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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