A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d0d0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0d0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:10:51 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -92.0934° West, latitude 13.9032° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 16:10:51 / January 15, 2021 @ 4:10 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quetzaltenango, San Mateo, Almolonga (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 113 km (70 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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