A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us70003lyh. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003lyh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 01:47:49 / May 16, 2019 @ 1:47 am. The temblor was picked up at 19:47:49 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -92.684° West, 14.0715° North, depth 35 km. 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 35 km (22 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mazatán, Ciudad Tecún Umán, Champerico (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatán (c. 5 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 71 km SW of Ocos, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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