A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.84 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/19 / 2019-04-19 19:43:03 / April 19, 2019 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 47.84 km, -92.2382° West, 14.125° North. The temblor was detected at 13:43:03 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us700039as. Unique identifier: us700039as.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huehuetán, San Antonio Suchitepéquez, San Cristóbal Cucho (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 39 km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala.
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