A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Nueva Concepción in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, -91.1934° West, 14.1802° North, depth 74.85 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.85 km (47 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:21:19 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 18:21:19 / October 23, 2020 @ 6:21 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cc8q. Unique identifier: us6000cc8q.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coatepeque, San Miguel Sigüilá, Santa Cruz Naranjo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 11 km E of Nueva Concepción, Guatemala.
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