A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -91.8054° West, 14.2873° North, depth 77.06 km. Unique identifier: us10004g1v. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004g1v. Global time and date of event 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 02:25:51 / January 16, 2016 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:25:51 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 77.06 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Democracia, Huitán, Comitancillo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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