A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us60006mf1. Event ids that are associated: us60006mf1. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:11:46 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 15:11:46 / December 5, 2019 @ 3:11 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -91.8029° West, 14° North, depth 59.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 59.48 km (37 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (57 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Almolonga, Santa Clara La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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