A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Friday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:32:58 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0gm. Id of event: us7000d0gm. 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 39.44 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -92.0427 West, latitude 14.0669 North, depth = 39.44 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 21:32:58 / January 15, 2021 @ 9:32 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango, Patulul.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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