A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. Event id: us70008h70. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008h70. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 09:36:54 / March 27, 2020 @ 9:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -91.144° West, 14.1871° North, depth 74.22 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.22 km (46 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:36:54 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Flores Costa Cuca, Cuilapa, Ostuncalco. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop).
Each 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 six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 15 km NW of La Gomera, Guatemala.
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