A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, -92.4959° West, 14.0452° North, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:24:03 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/19 / 2019-05-09 18:24:03 / May 9, 2019 @ 6:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70003izk. Event ids that are associated: us70003izk.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coatepeque, Tapachula, Flores Costa Cuca. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Flores Costa Cuca (c. 12 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 60 km SSW of Ocos, Guatemala.
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