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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 6km SW of Pajapita, Guatemala on Saturday, 7 September 2013

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 5km ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on Saturday, 7 September 2013

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 5km ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on Saturday, 7 September 2013
7 Sep 00:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 23 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 7 September 2013 00:13 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, September 06, 2013 18:13:29
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.6435°N / 92.1042°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tajumulco (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SE of Ciudad Tecún Umán (pop: 11,400)
11 km (7 mi) SW of Pajapita (pop: 8,200)
14 km (9 mi) NE of Cuauhtémoc (pop: 900)
161 km (100 mi) W of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
164 km (102 mi) W of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
171 km (106 mi) W of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 7 Sep 00:13 UTCM 6.4 / 87 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
Sat, 7 Sep 00:13 UTCM 6.5 / 67 km GUATEMALAEMSC
Friday, September 06, 2013 18:13:29 (7 Sep 00:13:29 UTC)M 6.6 / 67 km5km ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, GuatemalaUSGS
Sat, 7 Sep 00:13 UTCM 6.1 / 69 km39 Km Al SUROESTE De CD HIDALGO, CHISSSN
18:13:29 (7 Sep 00:13:29 UTC)M 6.8 / 15 km NicaraguaINETER
Sat, 7 Sep 00:13 UTCM 6.6 / 67 kmESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, GuatemalaGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (39)

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Panajachel, Guate / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt strong by all.
Ciudad de Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
california / not felt
La Antigua Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : First quake for us. Didn't know what was happening at first but quickly understood. Lasted a little over one minute.
La Antigua Guatemala / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : First quake for us. Didn't know what was happening at first but quickly understood. Lasted a little over one minute.
San Salvador, El Salvador (326.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A dish was rattling on the table but I couldn't really feel the shaking
Guatemala City, Guatemala (163.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Parramos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jucanya, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : thought I was having a dizzy spell till moving got stronger then rumbling and shaking.
San pedro (90.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Marcos La Laguna / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Seemed like it lasted longer than most, maybe 20 seconds. I also felt an aftershock about 10 minutes later.
Quetzaltenango, guatemala / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
guatemala city / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : HARD SHACKING FOR OVER 1 MINUTE
Guatemala City / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Guatemala city (170.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Cristobal de las Casas / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We felt it and Chepe started to scream for a while. He is still crying
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt this Earthquake for 30 seconds at Guatemala City, moderate shaking,
antigua, sacatepequez, guatemala (169.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : started around 6:14 local time GMT-6. Strong shaking, pictures swung, books fell, lasted over 1 minute. some furniture moved slightly. minor aftershocks for two more minutes. Quiescent for two minutes moderate after shock around 6:20
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jucanya (Panajachel) / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Light shaking.. put my new TV face down on bed just b case but wasn't necessary. Lasted a pretty long time.
San Marcos La Laguna / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking, lasted quite some time, 20 seconds? We were on our way outside when the shaking finally stopped. Grateful we were in a concrete building.
San salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Cristobal, Chiapas Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antigua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shaking and rumbling
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 160 km E of epicenter) : Primerosentí como que me mareaba, hasta que escuché "está temblando!!!" realicé que era el piso el que se movía como balanceándose, se hizo cada vez más fuerte y cuando terminó todavía quedaron las cosas moviéndose, balanceándose, agua, plantas, cosas colgadas, lámparas etc. A Dios gracias donde yo estaba no hubo daños pero en otros lugares de la ciudad y de la república de Guatemala sí hubo derrumbes, casas caídas, se rompieron las calles, personas heridas y espero en Dios que no muchos muertos. (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 142 km E of epicenter) : Cell towers are not working properly (reported through EMSC)
San José Chacayá (Guatemala, 68 km E of epicenter) : Longest quake I've felt, about 15-20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 307 km E of epicenter) : EARTHQUAKE 40 MINUTES AGO 18:20 SALVADORIAN HOUR ....LASTED IT OVER 35 SECONDS (reported through EMSC)
Patulul (Guatemala, 82 km SE of epicenter) : there was an immediate aftershock about 3 minutes and a second about 30 minutes after (reported through EMSC)
Mazatenango (Guatemala, 44 km SE of epicenter) : Was very powerfull (reported through EMSC)
Quetzaltenango (Guatemala, 35 km E of epicenter) : Quite a few small objects fell over and an awning was swinging about a meter side to side. (reported through EMSC)
Boca del Monte (Guatemala, 319 km NE of epicenter) : Lasted about 3 minutes, then aftershock about 8 minutes later. (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 315 km SE of epicenter) : it was very long, but not that strong (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 147 km E of epicenter) : I was in bed, IT felt a slight horizontal shake first, i thought somebody moved The bed. Then an up and down movement made me get up. (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 147 km E of epicenter) : All the dogs bark for a while and the phone lines were dead for a coupple of minutes. everything is back up now. (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 147 km E of epicenter) : it was cool! (reported through EMSC)
Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala, 127 km E of epicenter) : main shock lasted about 1 minute-mild aftershocks for another two to three minutes. then quiet for another three minutes then a moderate aftershock another 4 monutes later. (reported through EMSC)
Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala, 127 km E of epicenter) : Scary! (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake: 5km ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala, 7 Sep 2013 00:13

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (300 quakes):
  • 05 Mar 2014 15:57 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    87 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (44 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Mar 2014 12:30 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 Mar 2014 20:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Mar 2014 00:19 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    34.3 km (21.3 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 2014 23:33 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    85 km (52.8 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 01 Mar 2014 16:45 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 01 Mar 2014 14:42 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 28 Feb 2014 19:05 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    45.4 km (28.2 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 2014 17:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    46.9 km (29.1 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 2014 17:22 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    60.9 km (37.8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Feb 2014 10:26 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 21 Feb 2014 00:40 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    217 km (134.8 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 20 Feb 2014 10:21 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 20 Feb 2014 09:55 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 Feb 2014 03:18 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    175 km (108.7 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 18 Feb 2014 21:09 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    89 km (55.3 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 5km ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on Saturday, 7 September 2013
 

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