A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.8 km (48 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.345 West, latitude 14.7326 North, depth = 76.8 km. Id of earthquake: us70009pc1. Event ids that are associated: us70009pc1. The temblor was picked up at 23:53:06 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 05:53:06 / May 24, 2020 @ 5:53 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatenango, Zunil, Almolonga. The epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km E of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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