A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 95 km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala (59 miles) on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -90.9956° West, latitude 13.0777° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:28:43 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009iy4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009iy4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 14:28:43 / May 17, 2020 @ 2:28 pm.
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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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