A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Cuilco in Guatemala. Id of earthquake: us1000jff2. Event ids that are associated: us1000jff2. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.0297 West, latitude 15.4817 North, depth = 190.94 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/19 / 2019-03-14 10:05:26 / March 14, 2019 @ 10:05 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:05:26 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 190.94 km (119 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zunil, Cantel, Flores Costa Cuca (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen 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.
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