A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Los Amates in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -89.0464 West, latitude 15.3022 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 21:40:56 / October 15, 2020 @ 9:40 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000c8lx. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8lx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:40:56 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Puerto Barrios (c. 56 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chiquimula (c. 41 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Zacapa (c. 36 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Rosa de Copán (c. 27 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Panzós (c. 25 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Esquipulas (c. 20 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Esquipulas, Senahú, Chahal Guatemala (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NE of Los Amates, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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