A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Puerto Barrios in Guatemala on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:17:05 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000c87u. Event ids that are associated: us6000c87u. Exact location, longitude -88.6989° West, latitude 15.5984° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 10:17:05 / October 14, 2020 @ 10:17 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Bárbara, San Manuel, Gualán (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from San Pedro Sula (c. 489 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Choloma (c. 139 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Puerto Barrios (c. 56 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Puerto Cortez (c. 48 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from La Lima (c. 46 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Villanueva (c. 31 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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