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M7.5 earthquake - 45km SW of Champerico, Guatemala, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 at 16:35 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - 35km S of Champerico, Guatemala on Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - 35km S of Champerico, Guatemala on Wednesday, 7 November 2012
7 Nov 16:45 UTC: First to report: USGS after 10 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 7 November 2012 16:35 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:35
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 24.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.9869°N / 91.9646°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) S of Champerico (pop: 7,800)
63 km (39 mi) SE of Ocós (pop: 9,500)
67 km (42 mi) SE of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700)
160 km (100 mi) SW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
163 km (101 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
172 km (107 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:35 (7 Nov 16:35:47 UTC)M 7.4 / 24.1 km35km S of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS
Wed, 7 Nov 16:35 UTCM 7.3 / 30 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
10:35:43 (7 Nov 16:35:43 UTC)M 7.7 / 10 km NicaraguaINETER
07:50:57 (7 Nov 16:35:00 UTC)M 7.3 / 47 kmCostas De ChiapasSSN
Wed, 7 Nov 16:35 UTCM 7.3 / 26 km GuatemalaGFZ
Wed, 7 Nov 16:35 UTCM 7.4 / 42 kmOffshore GuatemalaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (8)

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El Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala, Guatemala. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was taking a nap and suddenly I woke up, and first I thought someone was moving my bed to wake me up, then I saw all the things shaking and moving and I realized it was an earthquake.
San Salvador El Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 282 km E of epicenter) : Se movió el agua en el recipiente. (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 201 km E of epicenter) : Inicio suave luego la intensidad se agravo y tardo algunos segundos (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 201 km E of epicenter) : It was very long, and it felt like the ground was moving in circles. (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 201 km E of epicenter) : En el sector de San Marcos, principalmente, varios edificios han sufrido danos serios, desde el edificio municipal hasta algunas casas, y tambien hay personas fallecidas (todo en el sector del departamento de San Marcos , zonas 1, 2 y 3), casas derrumbadas, lineas telefonicas caidas y saturadas, se cayo el servicio electrico. (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 201 km E of epicenter) : Some houses fell in other areas of Guatemala. Some cars crashe also. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: 35km S of Champerico, Guatemala, 7 Nov 2012 16:35

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2869 quakes):
  • 09 Nov 2014 14:37 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    48.4 km (30.1 mi) depth
    |
    144 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Nov 2014 23:14 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Nov 2014 19:47 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    31.7 km (19.7 mi) depth
    |
    152 km (94 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 08 Nov 2014 06:13 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 Nov 2014 06:01 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 Nov 2014 04:46 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 Nov 2014 02:29 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (68 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 Nov 2014 00:44 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (64 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 Nov 2014 00:39 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    177 km (110 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 11:54 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 11:08 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 06:00 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    75 km (46.6 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 04:58 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 04:48 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    40.7 km (25.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 02:21 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 01:59 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
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