A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. Id of earthquake: us60007mj2. Event ids that are associated: us60007mj2. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:32:44 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.8294 West, latitude 13.801 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 03:32:44 / February 2, 2020 @ 3:32 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Champerico, Puerto Madero, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 104 km SW of Ocos, Guatemala.
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