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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
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)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9*10^15 J (2206 GWh / 1.9*10^6 tons of TNT / 118.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 7 Nov 2012
Wed, 7 Nov 16:35 UTCM 7.3 / 30 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
Wed, 7 Nov 16:35 UTCM 7.7 / 10 km NicaraguaINETER
Wed, 7 Nov 16:35 UTCM 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)
"I felt it" reports:
El Salvador / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Guatemala, Guatemala. / MMI VI (Strong shaking): 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 / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (282 km E from epicenter)(no details): Se movió el agua en el recipiente. (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (201 km E from epicenter)(no details): Inicio suave luego la intensidad se agravo y tardo algunos segundos (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (201 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was very long, and it felt like the ground was moving in circles. (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (201 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (201 km E from epicenter)(no details): Some houses fell in other areas of Guatemala. Some cars crashe also. (via EMSC)


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