A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Patzite in Guatemala on Sunday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:34:52 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008fzz. Id of event: us60008fzz. Exact location of event, longitude -91.2007 West, latitude 14.8819 North, depth = 161.87 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 161.87 km (101 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 09:34:52 / March 15, 2020 @ 9:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fraijanes, Palencia, San José Pinula. The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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