A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 01/03/16 / 2016-03-01 18:12:27 / March 1, 2016 @ 6:12 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:12:27 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004tvh. Event ids that are associated: us10004tvh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.6 km (15 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -92.2916 West, latitude 14.123 North, depth = 24.6 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Felipe, Tuxtla Chico, El Tumbador (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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