A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lanquín in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, -89.9859° West, 15.6739° North, depth 18.61 km. Unique identifier: us7000cnh0. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cnh0. The temblor was reported at 19:30:35 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 19:30:35 / December 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.61 km (12 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zacapa, Guastatoya, Gualán. Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Cobán (c. 53 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Salamá (c. 40 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zacapa (c. 36 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Panzós (c. 25 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Cristóbal Verapaz (c. 19 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Gualán (c. 19 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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