A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 14:11:29 / April 15, 2016 @ 2:11 pm. Unique identifier: us20005ih9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ih9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:11:29 / 8:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.38 km, -92.1627° West, 13.4747° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.38 km (30 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tiquisate, Nueva Concepción, Brisas Barra de Suchiate. Epicenter of the earthquake was 125 km (78 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 123 km (77 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop).
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 thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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