A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 106 km SW of Ocos, Guatemala (66 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -92.8236° West, latitude 13.7672° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us70006qrz. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006qrz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:55:18 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 23:55:18 / December 24, 2019 @ 11:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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