A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:25:49 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/10/19 / 2019-10-31 03:25:49 / October 31, 2019 @ 3:25 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us600068i2. Ids that are associated to the event: us600068i2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 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 earthquake, longitude -92.1279 West, latitude 14.4068 North, depth = 35 km.
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salcajá, Huixtla, San Carlos Sija. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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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