A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:56:18 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 06:56:18 / October 14, 2020 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000c86y. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c86y. Exact location, longitude -92.1207° West, latitude 14.0084° North, depth = 61.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.11 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pablo Jocopilas, San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Samayac (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 38 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala.
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