A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Frontera Comalapa in Mexico on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -92.1171° West, latitude 15.7885° North, depth = 206.48 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 18:57:18 / December 12, 2018 @ 6:57 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000it04. Event ids that are associated: us2000it04. The temblor was detected at 12:57:18 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 206.48 km (128 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Comitancillo (c. 19 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tuxtla Chico, Huitán, Mapastepec (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 15 km N of Frontera Comalapa, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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