A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Suchiate in Mexico. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:01:04 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/20 / 2020-01-22 00:01:04 / January 22, 2020 @ 12:01 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -92.9213° West, latitude 13.9794° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007chu. Unique identifier: us60007chu.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Madero, Ocós, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 98 km SW of Suchiate, Mexico.
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