A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tejutla in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:59:36 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.7917° West, 15.1395° North, depth 178.64 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 178.64 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/20 / 2020-09-09 11:59:36 / September 9, 2020 @ 11:59 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bn35. Id of event: us7000bn35.
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lucas Tolimán, Chajul, Barillas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 2 km NE of Tejutla, Guatemala.
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