Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Friday, 15 April 2016

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 229 km southwest of Guatemala City, Departamento de Guatemala, on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 14:11 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 229 km southwest of Guatemala City, Departamento de Guatemala, on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 14:11 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Apr 14:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Apr 15 14:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Apr 15 14:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: Apr 15, 2016 14:11:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.44°N / 92.24°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.44°S / 87.76°E
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) SSW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SW of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSW of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSW of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) WSW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) SW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SW of Solola (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
6.245 km OFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
6.112 km124 km al SUR de CD HIDALGO, CHISSSN
5.621 kmNicaraguaINETER
6.134 kmOff coast of Chiapas, Mexico [Sea: Guatemala]INGV
6.125 km- 105km SSW of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS
6.125 kmSW of Champerico, GuatemalaGeoAu
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No senti nada (1379.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Crystal City Tx (1868.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
QUETZALTENANGO Guatemala (176.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
QUETZALTENANGO Guatemala (176.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
La Esperanza Quetzaltenango / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sacudida fuerte...estaba sentado..vibraron las ventanas.Simultáneamente reportan desde Cd.Guatemala por noticiero.  
Guatemala (228.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala (225.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Sololá (Guatemala, 175 km NE of epicenter) : The shaking and rattling seemed to last a lot longer than with the other earthquakes, and the movement was a bit different. (reported through EMSC)  
San Pedro La Laguna (Guatemala, 162 km NE of epicenter) : Slow and Long , Was in bed but shook enough to wake me up . (reported through EMSC)  
Guatemala (Guatemala, 218 km NE of epicenter) : Fue muy suave sólo lo sentí Porque todavía está acostado (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes)

  • 15 Jul 2016 06:50 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Apr 2016 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 20 Apr 2016 10:38 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 17 Apr 2016 06:32 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 Apr 2016 06:22 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 22:55 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    129 km (80.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 20:39 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 20:13 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 17:02 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 16:18 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 15:19 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 14:36 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 14:29 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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