A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Suchiate in Mexico on Monday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:58:47 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.2 km (13 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100062k2. Id of event: us100062k2. Exact location of event, longitude -92.3961 West, latitude 14.4403 North, depth = 20.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/07/16 / 2016-07-04 15:58:47 / July 4, 2016 @ 3:58 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ostuncalco, San Francisco Zapotitlán, Tacaná (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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