Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 2.7 km south of La Union, Guatemala, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 07:52 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.9 quake 4.8 km west of Cabrican, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, June, 14 2017 07:29 GMT, which had occurred 24 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 2.7 km south of La Union, Guatemala, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 07:52 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 104 km depth

14 Jun 07:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 103.0 to 104.0 km.
Date & time: Jun 14, 2017 07:52:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.94°N / 91.8°W (Departamento de San Marcos, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.94°S / 88.2°E
Nearest volcano: Tajumulco (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SSW of La Union (San Marcos) (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) SW of San Pedro Sacatepéquez (San Marcos) (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SSW of Comitancillo (San Marcos) (pop: 19,700) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Ostuncalco (Quetzaltenango) (pop: 28,900) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NNW of Colomba (Quetzaltenango) (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NNE of Coatepec (Quetzaltenango) (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) W of San Francisco El Alto (Totonicapán) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WSW of Momostenango (Totonicapán) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) WNW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.0104 kmGuatemalaGFZ
5.095 km- 1km E of Nuevo Progreso, GuatemalaUSGS

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Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez, Guatemala (127.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Not as bad as the first one. I was already awake from the first one, so this one didn't scare me.  
Antigua guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Amatitlan, Guatemala (136.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guatemala (241.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Nuevo Cuscatlan (El Salvador, 303 km SE of epicenter) : Very mild but woke me up. It was very long (reported through EMSC)  
Santa Tecla (El Salvador, 279 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió en El Salvador (reported through EMSC)  
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