A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Villa Comaltitlan in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:22:17 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 89.37 km (56 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008fuy. Id of event: us60008fuy. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 01:22:17 / March 15, 2020 @ 1:22 am. Exact location of event, longitude -92.7351 West, latitude 15.0748 North, depth = 89.37 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Flores Costa Cuca, La Libertad, San Pedro Sacatepéquez (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
Questions or comments?
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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km SW of Villa Comaltitlan, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.