A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from San Gaspar Ixchil in Guatemala on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.7249 West, latitude 15.3921 North, depth = 189.12 km. The temblor was detected at 07:53:23 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/19 / 2019-02-27 13:53:23 / February 27, 2019 @ 1:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jpji. Id of event: us2000jpji. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 189.12 km (118 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Panajachel, Retalhuleu, San Pablo Jocopilas.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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