A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:58:18 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60009ae3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009ae3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.1891 West, latitude 13.8509 North, depth = 43.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.17 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 06:58:18 / April 23, 2020 @ 6:58 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Vieja (c. 30 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Tomás La Unión, Santa María de Jesús, San Antonio Aguas Calientes.
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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.
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