A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Friday. 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 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 10:04:17 / May 29, 2020 @ 10:04 am UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:04:17 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000a1m2. Event ids that are associated: us6000a1m2. Exact location, longitude -91.3379° West, latitude 13.7232° North, depth = 35 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taxisco, Santo Tomás La Unión, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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