A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos in Guatemala on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 06:06:56 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 06:06:56 / October 12, 2020 @ 6:06 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7q4. Id of event: us6000c7q4. Exact location, longitude -91.6601° West, latitude 14.6237° North, depth = 100.49 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.49 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Sacatepéquez, Santa Lucía Milpas Altas, San Bartolomé Milpas Altas.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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