A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ghy. Unique identifier: us20005ghy. Exact location of earthquake, -92.1512° West, 14.0569° North, depth 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:05:11 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 02:05:11 / April 9, 2016 @ 2:05 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pablo Jocopilas, Malacatán, Tapachula. Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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