A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Puerto San José in Guatemala. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:58:13 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2lp. Unique identifier: us7000d2lp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 04:58:13 / January 23, 2021 @ 4:58 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -90.9226° West, 13.4239° North, depth 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Escuintla, Nueva Concepción, Chiquimulilla. Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Masagua (c. 10 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Guazacapán (c. 7 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km S of Puerto San José, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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