A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Frontera Comalapa in Mexico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 09:40:52 / December 14, 2016 @ 9:40 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007qib. Id of event: us10007qib. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:40:52 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 182.4 km (113 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -92.2159° West, latitude 15.549° North, depth = 182.4 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo Progreso, Las Margaritas, San Cristóbal Cucho (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 14 km SW of Frontera Comalapa, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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