A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -91.8388 West, latitude 13.5594 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 04:43:14 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 04:43:14 / January 15, 2021 @ 4:43 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2fd. Id of event: us7000d2fd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueva Concepción, Champerico (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days sixty-one 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 earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km S of Champerico, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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