A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Santa Ana Huista in Guatemala on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 21:54:20 / 9:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 211.16 km (131 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/19 / 2019-10-24 03:54:20 / October 24, 2019 @ 3:54 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000622u. Unique identifier: us6000622u. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.9048 West, latitude 15.6255 North, depth = 211.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colomba, Cantel, Pajapita. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 90 km (56 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).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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