A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.51 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 43.51 km, -90.684° West, 13.6665° North. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:41:55 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000df35. Id of event: us6000df35. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 07:41:55 / February 6, 2021 @ 7:41 am. 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 Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción de Ataco, Acajutla, Fraijanes (min 5000 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km S of Iztapa, Guatemala.
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