A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 03:50:33 / November 17, 2020 @ 3:50 am. The temblor was detected at 03:50:33 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -91.7016° West, 14.0159° North, depth 51 km. Unique identifier: us7000cfyz. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cfyz.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción Chiquirichapa, Quetzaltenango, Cantel (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 38 km SE of Champerico, Guatemala.
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