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

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 6km NNW of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala on Monday, 25 March 2013

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 6km NNW of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala on Monday, 25 March 2013
25 Mar 23:20 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: Monday, 25 March 2013 23:02 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 (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Cuilapa-Barbarena (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NW of San José Pinula (pop: 47,200)
10 km (6 mi) SE of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
14 km (9 mi) SE of Chinautla (pop: 97,200)
15 km (9 mi) N of Fraijanes (pop: 28,500)
20 km (12 mi) E of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
168 km (104 mi) NW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 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
Mon, 25 Mar 23:02 UTCM 6.2 / 200 km GUATEMALAEMSC
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:02 (America/Guatemala) (25 Mar 23:02:14 UTC)M 6.2 / 200.5 km6km NNW of San Jose Pinula, GuatemalaUSGS
Mon, 25 Mar 23:02 UTCM 6.2 / 193 km GuatemalaGFZ
17:02:17 (25 Mar 23:02:17 UTC)M 5.6 / 15 km NicaraguaINETER
04:49:48 (25 Mar 23:02:13 UTC)M 6.2 / 198 km149 Km Al ESTE De CD HIDALGO, CHISSSN
Mon, 25 Mar 23:02 UTCM 6.2 / 201 km GuatemalaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

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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)

Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: 6km NNW of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala, 25 Mar 2013 23:02

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 28 Jul 2013 07:11 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    230 km (142.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 26 Jul 2013 23:38 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    199 km (123.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 22 Jun 2013 17:35 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    244.4 km (151.9 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2013 11:58 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 6km NNW of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala on Monday, 25 March 2013
 

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