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

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 35 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, on Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:35

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 35 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, on Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:35

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 24 km depth

7 Nov 16:45 UTC: First to report: USGS after 10 minutes.
Date & time: Nov 7, 2012 16:35:47 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 (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.987°S / 88.035°E
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (21 mi) S of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) SSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WSW of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) S of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Colomba (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of San Pablo Jocopilas (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) W of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) WSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.424 km35km S of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS
7.330 km OFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
7.710 kmNicaraguaINETER
7.347 kmCostas de ChiapasSSN
7.326 kmGuatemalaGFZ
7.442 kmOffshore GuatemalaGeoAu
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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 sufrid (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)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4015 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 13:59 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
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    120 km (74 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 12:44 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 11:54 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
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    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 08:04 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 06:00 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    75 km (46.6 mi) depth
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    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
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