A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.82 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:09:46 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 23:09:46 / December 23, 2019 @ 11:09 pm. Unique identifier: us70006qce. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006qce. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.8789 West, latitude 14.4119 North, depth = 65.82 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tacaná, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Santa María Chiquimula. The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km NNE of Champerico, Guatemala.
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