A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Ocós in Guatemala. The epicenter was at a depth of 77.62 km (48 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 22:56:36 / September 22, 2020 @ 10:56 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 22:56:36 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -92.006° West, latitude 14.4697° North, depth = 77.62 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bzvq. Id of event: us6000bzvq.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Panajachel, Santa María Chiquimula, Sololá (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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