A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/11/20 / 2020-11-10 16:40:58 / November 10, 2020 @ 4:40 pm. Event id: us7000cehf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cehf. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:40:58 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.2701° West, 13.6587° North, depth 36.38 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.38 km (23 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatenango, Yepocapa, Champerico.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-nine 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.
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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. 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: 52 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.
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