A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Puerto San José in Guatemala on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 10:02:21 / January 7, 2021 @ 10:02 am. Unique identifier: us6000d6dt. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d6dt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:02:21 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.9667 West, latitude 13.1879 North, depth = 35 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto San José. Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 83 km S of Puerto San José, Guatemala.
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