A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Fraijanes in Guatemala. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -90.4647° West, 14.4032° North. The temblor was picked up at 02:18:32 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ztt. Id of event: us70008ztt. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/20 / 2020-04-19 08:18:32 / April 19, 2020 @ 8:18 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pablo La Laguna, Chicacao, Nueva Concepción (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SSW of Fraijanes, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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