A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.8987 West, latitude 13.4964 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 13:59:25 / March 17, 2020 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us60008h5l. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008h5l. The temblor was detected at 07:59:25 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Escuintla, Nueva Concepción, Chiquimulilla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Masagua (c. 10 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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