A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala on Monday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:56:24 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008evm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008evm. Exact location of event, depth 19.16 km, -92.4211° West, 14.1701° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.16 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 22:56:24 / March 13, 2017 @ 10:56 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Flores Costa Cuca (c. 12 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Retalhuleu, Tuxtla Chico, Nuevo Progreso (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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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