A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 20:51:18 / October 21, 2020 @ 8:51 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -92.3091 West, latitude 14.0796 North, depth = 41.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cb02. Id of event: us6000cb02. The temblor was detected at 20:51:18 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). 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 41.88 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Tumbador, Malacatán, San Andrés Villa Seca (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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