A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. Exact location, longitude -92.2562° West, latitude 14.2568° North, depth = 45.72 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/17 / 2017-10-29 14:39:25 / October 29, 2017 @ 2:39 pm. The temblor was detected at 08:39:25 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000bh8x. Event ids that are associated: us2000bh8x. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.72 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ostuncalco, Tiquisate, San Antonio Suchitepéquez (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 28 km SSW of Ocos, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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