A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 22:52:16 / January 22, 2021 @ 10:52 pm. Event id: us7000d2kf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2kf. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:52:16 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -91.8912° West, latitude 14.0055° North, depth = 35 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Gomera, Patulul, Santo Tomás La Unión (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km S of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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