A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Morales in Guatemala. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 00:40:02 / October 14, 2020 @ 12:40 am. Id of earthquake: us6000c856. Event ids that are associated: us6000c856. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -88.8845° West, latitude 15.4925° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:40:02 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from San Pedro Sula (c. 489 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Puerto Barrios (c. 56 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zacapa (c. 36 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Santa Rosa de Copán (c. 27 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Panzós (c. 25 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cofradía (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Sula, Estanzuela, Zacapa.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 5 km WNW of Morales, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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