A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 03:17:27 / February 2, 2021 @ 3:17 am. Exact location of event, longitude -92.3422 West, latitude 14.5812 North, depth = 65.75 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.75 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:17:27 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000ddsw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddsw.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samayac, Almolonga, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez (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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km WNW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Mexico.
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