Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Thursday, 22 June 2017 - information

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 12 km southeast of San Jose, Guatemala, on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:31 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 12 km southeast of San Jose, Guatemala, on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:31 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 32 km depth

22 Jun 12:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jun 22 12:44: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 47.0 km.
Jun 22 12:57: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 47.0 to 32.0 km.
Date & time: Jun 22, 2017 12:31:01 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.86°N / 90.73°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.86°S / 89.27°E
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) SSW of Iztapa (pop: 4,020) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) SE of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SE of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSW of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) S of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) W of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
528 km (328 mi) SW of Northern Cay Island (pop: 6) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.832 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
6.760 km OFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
6.847 km- 23km SW of Puerto San Jose, GuatemalaUSGS
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Iztapa / not felt
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Quetzaltenango (137.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Elephant ears 777 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Xela / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez (77.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was very strong. (reported through our app)  
Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez, Guatemala (79.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke me up around 6:30 am local time. Seemed stronger than last  
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San Juan Sacatepeuez (97 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awakened by sustained shaking.  
Suchitoto el salvador (184 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Really long, felt stronger than last one, furniture shaking, almost falling over, but no damage... just another big scare!  
Sumpango, Sacatepequez / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My kids are vacationing up there and said i woke them up from their sleep. All ok though. Thx the L!  
Antigua, Guatemala (77 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong shaking lasting a fairly long time. Long enough   
Chiquimula, Guatemala / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
El Tejar Chimaltenango / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Guatemala City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Antigua, Guatemala (78 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Fraijanes (73.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Antigua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua, guatemala (77.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Mixco, Guatemala (82.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Jani (201.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (84.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
San Pedro / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antiugua / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Arrazola 3 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was into my house walking. All people can felt the shake. Many people alarmed.  
guatemala city (82.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Quetzaltenango / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Lucas sacatapequez / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá (109.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Antigua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (36 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 6, 2017 18:17
4 years ago
4.6

65 km
Retalhuleu, 27 km S of Coatepec, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Dec 5, 2017 09:47
4 years ago
4.1

75 km
North Pacific Ocean, 10.1 km W of La Libertad, El SalvadorMore
Nov 28, 2017 23:34
4 years ago
4.5

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km SW of Tiquisate, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Nov 28, 2017 23:13
4 years ago
4.3

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 56 km S of Champerico, Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Nov 26, 2017 20:33
4 years ago
4.6

64 km
North Pacific Ocean, 56 km S of Acajutla, Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Nov 20, 2017 03:37
4 years ago
4.3

92 km
3.8 km NE of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Nov 4, 2017 18:12
4 years ago - felt
5.1

10 km
Retalhuleu, 17 km SW of Flores Costa Cuca, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Nov 2, 2017 22:13
4 years ago
4.5

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SW of La Gomera, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Oct 30, 2017 18:21
4 years ago - felt
3.8

104 km
20 km S of Villa Canales, Departamento de GuatemalaMore
Oct 30, 2017 14:28
4 years ago - felt
4.5

59 km
Suchitepeque, 35 km SW of Tiquisate, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Oct 30, 2017 06:42
4 years ago
4.5

74 km
North Pacific Ocean, 8.2 km S of Champerico, Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Oct 28, 2017 14:51
4 years ago
4.0

58 km
North Pacific Ocean, 40 km SE of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Oct 15, 2017 13:27
4 years ago
4.2

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km S of Jutiapa, Departamento de Jutiapa, GuatemalaMore
Oct 8, 2017 05:00
4 years ago
4.1

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km SW of Concepcion, GuatemalaMore
Oct 7, 2017 21:24
4 years ago
4.1

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 55 km SE of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Sep 20, 2017 02:37
4 years ago
4.9

177 km
4.8 km SE of Acatenango, Departamento de Chimaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Sep 16, 2017 06:30
4 years ago - felt
4.6

79 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km SE of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Sep 16, 2017 03:57
4 years ago
4.3

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 40 km S of Acajutla, Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Sep 10, 2017 13:48
4 years ago
4.3

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 82 km SW of Acajutla, Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Aug 31, 2017 07:08
4 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 38 km SW of Champerico, Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Aug 31, 2017 06:45
4 years ago
4.2

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 40 km SW of Concepcion, GuatemalaMore
Aug 31, 2017 05:48
4 years ago
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 62 km SW of La Gomera, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Aug 26, 2017 23:33
4 years ago
4.7

81 km
13 km NW of Champerico, Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Aug 20, 2017 23:28
4 years ago
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 27 km SE of Champerico, Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Aug 7, 2017 06:15
4 years ago
4.5

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km S of Acajutla, Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Aug 1, 2017 11:35
4 years ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 49 km SW of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jul 31, 2017 20:52
4 years ago
3.9

10 km
6 km N of Pueblo Nuevo Viñas, Santa Rosa, GuatemalaMore
Jul 19, 2017 11:26
4 years ago
4.8

195 km
Municipio de Fraijanes, 9.1 km SE of Villa Canales, Departamento de GuatemalaMore
Jul 12, 2017 10:08
4 years ago - felt
4.6

74 km
North Pacific Ocean, 27 km S of Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Jul 10, 2017 22:24
4 years ago - felt
4.4

64 km
North Pacific Ocean, 15 km SE of Iztapa, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Jul 5, 2017 16:07
4 years ago - felt
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km S of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jun 30, 2017 13:00
4 years ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 41 km SW of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jun 23, 2017 22:47
4 years ago
4.5

9.7 km
North Pacific Ocean, 22 km S of La Gomera, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Jun 23, 2017 03:08
4 years ago
4.5

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 36 km SW of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jun 22, 2017 21:09
4 years ago
4.2

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 23 km SW of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jun 22, 2017 14:28
4 years ago
4.3

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km SW of San Jose, GuatemalaMore

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