A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Puerto San José in Guatemala on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d53h. Id of event: us6000d53h. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 23:15:04 / January 2, 2021 @ 11:15 pm. Exact location, longitude -91.0373° West, latitude 13.1541° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 23:15:04 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto San José. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km SSW of Puerto San José, Guatemala.
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