A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 09:20:53 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/21 / 2021-02-14 09:20:53 / February 14, 2021 @ 9:20 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dhkh. Unique identifier: us6000dhkh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -91.3539° West, latitude 13.623° North, depth = 35 km.
The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuyotenango, Mazatenango, San Bernardino. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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