A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Masagua in Guatemala on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 09:40:56 / September 27, 2020 @ 9:40 am. 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 106.99 km (66 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:40:56 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -90.7942° West, latitude 14.2323° North, depth = 106.99 km. Event id: us6000c1w6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c1w6.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Asintal, La Esperanza, Ahuachapán (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km ENE of Masagua, Guatemala.
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