A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Libertad in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 166.33 km (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 00:30:53 / September 16, 2016 @ 12:30 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:30:53 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006pzi. Event ids that are associated: us10006pzi. Exact location, longitude -91.8306° West, latitude 15.4416° North, depth = 166.33 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chichicastenango, San Felipe, Comitán (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen 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.
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