A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Colotenango in Guatemala. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 03:08:53 / December 20, 2019 @ 3:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, -91.7304° West, 15.419° North, depth 197.5 km. The temblor was reported at 21:08:53 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 197.5 km (123 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70006nwm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006nwm.
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Andrés Villa Seca, San Francisco Zapotitlán, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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