A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Los Palacios in Mexico. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000aj8u. Unique identifier: us7000aj8u. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/20 / 2020-06-20 00:57:50 / June 20, 2020 @ 12:57 am. Exact location of event, depth 102.68 km, -92.2611° West, 14.843° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.68 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:57:50 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 7 km (4 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mapastepec, Momostenango, San Bernardino (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 1 km S of Los Palacios, Mexico.
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