A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta in Guatemala on Friday. Global time and date of event 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 06:27:50 / October 9, 2020 @ 6:27 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:27:50 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.15 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.8755 West, latitude 14.921 North, depth = 112.15 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6z8. Unique identifier: us6000c6z8.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tecpán Guatemala, Acapeteahua, Patzún. The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km ESE of San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta, Guatemala.
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