A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/21 / 2021-02-27 10:27:41 / February 27, 2021 @ 10:27 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000de4x. Id of event: us7000de4x. 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 36.74 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -92.2214 West, latitude 14.1829 North, depth = 36.74 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:27:41 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Huehuetán, San Pablo Jocopilas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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