A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 31.22 km, -91.3137° West, 13.6896° North. The temblor was reported at 06:35:32 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 12:35:32 / December 19, 2019 @ 12:35 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.22 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70006ng5. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006ng5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chimaltenango, El Tejar, Flores Costa Cuca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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