A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004r74. Id of event: us10004r74. Global time and date of event 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 22:55:33 / February 19, 2016 @ 10:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:55:33 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -92.3828° West, 14.3769° North, depth 68.61 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.61 km (43 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Sacatepéquez, El Palmar, San Marcos. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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