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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 7 December 2014

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 7 December 2014

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 7 December 2014
Dec 7 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.8.
Date & time: Sunday, 7 December 2014 12:11 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.87°N / 91.14°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (89 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2*10^13 J (8.78 GWh / 7558 tons of TNT / 0.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 7 Dec 2014
Sun, 7 Dec 12:11 UTCM 5.8 / 40 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
Sun, 7 Dec 12:11 UTCM 5.6 / 43.2 km50km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, GuatemalaUSGS
Sun, 7 Dec 12:11 UTCM 5.5 / 15 km NicaraguaINETER

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
San Pedro la Laguna / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San Marcos La Laguna / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me up from sound sleep, cloak said 6:11 am. Windows & pictures shook, feet & sheets shook in bed. Everybody felt it in town!
Antigua, Guatemala / MMI IX (Violent shaking): I was woken up from a solid sleep, the bed felt as though it was swaying side to side. Lasted a few seconds.
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke me up. Rolling waves for a 20+ seconds. No damage.
San Marino (105.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shook for two waves. First one lasted for about 30 seconds, 10 second break, and shook for another 20 seconds.
Guatemala City / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Panajachel, Solola' Guatemala / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Antigua / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (130 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I felt it, but I didn't run (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (223 km E from epicenter)(no details): I looked up the seismic activing in the area, and this was the only activity that seemed to fit in the area and at about 6:13AM here in San Salvador when I felt it. (via EMSC)
Santa Tecla (El Salvador) (217 km E from epicenter)(no details): Sunday morning. No alarm set. Was hoping to sleep late. Aaaargh! (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (122 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Lasted several seconds. Started slow then built up to full power (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (122 km NE from epicenter)(no details): gentle swaying that's all (via EMSC)
San Marcos La Laguna (Guatemala) (101 km N from epicenter)(no details): We were all in bed & some already half awake but it shook our whole place & now everyone awake! We are all fine & no aftershocks so far. (via EMSC)


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