A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:49:55 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 07:49:55 / May 20, 2020 @ 7:49 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 71.02 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -91.2505° West, latitude 14.2249° North, depth = 71.02 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009lfm. Id of event: us70009lfm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa María Chiquimula, Santa Catarina Pinula, Taxisco. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km ENE of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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