A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Jose Ojetenan in Guatemala on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 07:19:41 / October 13, 2015 @ 7:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:19:41 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003n86. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003n86. Exact location, longitude -91.9282° West, latitude 15.2675° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pablo Jocopilas, Santo Tomás La Unión, Samayac. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 6 km NE of San Jose Ojetenan, Guatemala.
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