A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -92.7921 West, latitude 13.8132 North, depth = 10 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 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006q68. Id of event: us70006q68. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 15:47:56 / December 23, 2019 @ 3:47 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:47:56 / 9:47 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Tecún Umán, Champerico, Puerto Madero (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 100 km SW of Ocos, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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