A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from El Asintal in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us70005hl7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005hl7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/19 / 2019-09-17 19:11:44 / September 17, 2019 @ 7:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.99 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 85.99 km, -91.789° West, 14.5748° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:11:44 / 1:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Close 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 Huixtla, Santa Cruz Balanyá, Chiantla.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km WSW of El Asintal, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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