A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008rx6. Id of event: us70008rx6. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:04:49 / 2:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -91.957° West, 13.6734° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 20:04:49 / April 8, 2020 @ 8:04 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ocós, Tiquisate, Nueva Concepción (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 69 km S of Champerico, Guatemala.
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