A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala on Saturday. Global time and date of event 30/12/17 / 2017-12-30 06:24:30 / December 30, 2017 @ 6:24 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.77 km (23 miles). Event id: us1000c0gx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000c0gx. The temblor was picked up at 00:24:30 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.3939 West, latitude 14.2139 North, depth = 37.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colomba, San Pablo, Cacahoatán.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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