A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:42:18 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -91.2052° West, 13.7464° North. Unique identifier: us6000d4wa. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4wa. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 00:42:18 / January 2, 2021 @ 12:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatenango, Guazacapán, Alotenango (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 40 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.
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