A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.9 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:24:23 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60006mfm. Event ids that are associated: us60006mfm. Exact location, longitude -90.5515° West, latitude 13.4696° North, depth = 47.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 16:24:23 / December 5, 2019 @ 4:24 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio del Monte, Ahuachapán, Concepción de Ataco (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Masagua (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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