Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 6km NNW of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Municipio de Santa Catarina Pinula, 6.2 km north of San Jose Pinula, Departamento de Guatemala, on Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:02 (America/Guatemala)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Municipio de Santa Catarina Pinula, 6.2 km north of San Jose Pinula, Departamento de Guatemala, on Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:02 (America/Guatemala)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 201 km depth

25 Mar 23:20 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: Mar 25, 2013 23:02:14 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:02 (America/Guatemala)
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 200.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.5994°N / 90.4279°W (Municipio de Santa Catarina Pinula, Departamento de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.599°S / 89.572°E
Nearest volcano: Cuilapa-Barbarena (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NNW of San Jose Pinula (Guatemala) (pop: 47,200) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) ENE of Santa Catarina Pinula (Guatemala) (pop: 68,000) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) ENE of Santa Catarina Pinula (Guatemala) (pop: 68,000) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) ESE of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NE of Villa Canales (Guatemala) (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NE of Petapa (Guatemala) (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Villa Nueva (Guatemala) (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) E of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ESE of San Juan Sacatepéquez (Guatemala) (pop: 136,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NW of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
6.2201 km6km NNW of San Jose Pinula, GuatemalaUSGS
6.2193 kmGuatemalaGFZ
5.615 kmNicaraguaINETER
6.2198 km149 km al ESTE de CD HIDALGO, CHISSSN
6.2201 kmGuatemalaGeoAu

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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Antigua / not felt
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 27 km W of epicenter) : Las lámparas se movieron bastante, y mi mamá que estaba sentada en la cama lo sintió, pero yo estaba parada en las gradas y sólo vi como se movían las lámparas. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

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Jul 28, 2013 07:11
8 years ago

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Jul 26, 2013 23:38
8 years ago

199 km
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Jul 17, 2013 19:28
8 years ago

108 km
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Jun 22, 2013 17:35
8 years ago

244 km
Municipio de Jutiapa, Departamento de Jutiapa, 10.9 km SW of Monjas, GuatemalaMore
Jun 16, 2013 08:46
8 years ago

33 km
15 km N of San Agustin, El Progreso, GuatemalaMore
Jun 8, 2013 04:20
9 years ago

110 km
San Pedro Pinula, 17 km NE of Jalapa, Departamento de Jalapa, GuatemalaMore
Apr 30, 2013 11:58
9 years ago

10 km
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