A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Morales in Guatemala. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/18 / 2018-02-09 10:19:55 / February 9, 2018 @ 10:19 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -88.8926 West, latitude 15.3094 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:19:55 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000czfr. Unique identifier: us2000czfr.
Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chahal Guatemala, Chiquimula, Punta Gorda. Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto Barrios (c. 56 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chiquimula (c. 41 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Zacapa (c. 36 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Santa Rosa de Copán (c. 27 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Panzós (c. 25 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cofradía (c. 20 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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