A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Puerto San José in Guatemala. 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 46.22 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 46.22 km, -90.9094° West, 13.2278° North. Global time and date of event 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 17:03:22 / January 2, 2021 @ 5:03 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:03:22 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d525. Id of event: us6000d525.
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto San José.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 77 km S of Puerto San José, Guatemala.
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