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

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

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Near Coast of Guatemala on Thursday, 22 June 2017
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: Thursday, 22 June 2017 12:31 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.86°N / 90.73°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) SW of Iztapa (pop: 4,000)
12 km (8 mi) SE of Puerto San José (pop: 18,700)
36 km (23 mi) SW of Taxisco (pop: 6,500)
87 km (54 mi) S of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
90 km (56 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
168 km (104 mi) W of San Salvador (pop: 526,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 22 Jun 12:31 UTCM 6.8 / 32 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
Thu, 22 Jun 12:31 UTCM 6.7 / 60 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
2017-06-22 06:31:04 -06:00 (22 Jun 12:31:04 UTC)M 6.8 / 46.8 km- 23km SW of Puerto San Jose, GuatemalaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (48)

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Iztapa / not felt
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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)
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 week's and lasted longer. A few small items fell off a shelf, but nothing broken. Reports of damage in Antigua, Guatemala, plus a church arch cracked in Cuidad Vieja. Also reports of a landslide across the road in Las Cañas between Antigua and San Lucas.
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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 to get everyone out of bed and outside. Elder person had difficulty walking and another difficulty walking down stairs. A few decorative dishes fell from shelves, all hanging lights swinging substantially, outside street lamps also swinging. Animals upset.
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)
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)
109.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Antigua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San miguel Escobar (74.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Cardenal dall shacking (reported through our app)
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala (83.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Este temblor aunque fue menor se sintió más que el de la semana pasada todo se movió y cosas pudieron caerse. (reported through our app)
73.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Guatemala city (86.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
83.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
(Mexico, 192 km NW of epicenter) : Second great earthquake in 8 days and this wasn´t an aftershock from the 14 june event. There is one big seismic swarm in front of Puerto Madero Chiapas Mexico in the area of Middle America Trench since middle may, increment of activity at south of Suchiate Chiapas Mexico-Champerico Guatemala beside the others swarms since 2 years in Pijijiapan and Mapastepec Chiapas Mexico and many other things. In the 14 june event there wasn't a big aftershock, maybe the subduction is preparing for a big surprise. (reported through EMSC)
Panajachel (Guatemala, 105 km NW of epicenter) : It woke us with rattling windows! (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 179 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte y largo en San salvador (reported through EMSC)
(El Salvador, 176 km E of epicenter) : Soft for the first 20 seconds increasing in intensity for the last 15 seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 95 km N of epicenter) : It feel eternal and really strong (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 181 km E of epicenter) : En san salvador se sintio fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala (Guatemala, 103 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento que va subiendo de intensidad de manera suave, de onda largas pero sin remezones bruscos como los de Chile. (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala (Guatemala, 102 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte trepidante temblor sentido en Ciudad de Guatemala. En un 11 piso se sintio bastante la oscilación del edificio sin causar daños (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala (Guatemala, 101 km NE of epicenter) : Everything moved (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala (Guatemala, 100 km NE of epicenter) : Estuvo fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 100 km N of epicenter) : Strong, shaking mivement. Stringest thus year (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: Near Coast of Guatemala, 22 Jun 2017 12:31

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (36 quakes):
  • 06 Dec 2017 18:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    65.3 km (40.6 mi) depth
    |
    144 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 2017 09:47 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    75.4 km (46.9 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2017 23:34 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2017 23:13 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2017 20:33 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (80 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Nov 2017 03:37 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    92.4 km (57.4 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2017 18:12 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (92 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Nov 2017 22:13 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2017 18:21 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    103.9 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2017 14:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    59.2 km (36.8 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2017 06:42 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Oct 2017 14:51 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    58.2 km (36.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 2017 13:27 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    48.9 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2017 05:00 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    21.1 km (13.1 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 2017 21:24 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    54.4 km (33.8 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2017 02:37 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    177.2 km (110.1 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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

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