A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The temblor was detected at 00:13:27 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -91.7797° West, latitude 13.8414° 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 event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 06:13:27 / March 9, 2020 @ 6:13 am. Id of earthquake: us60008f4a. Event ids that are associated: us60008f4a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Palmar, Patulul, Chicacao (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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