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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Guatemala on Friday, 15 December 2017

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.1 quake: Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, 8 Sep 2017 04:49, which had occurred 14 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Guatemala on Friday, 15 December 2017
15 Dec 09:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 15 December 2017 09:07 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.81°N / 91.86°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tajumulco (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SE of El Tumbador (pop: 7,600)
12 km (8 mi) N of Coatepeque (pop: 45,700)
17 km (11 mi) NW of Colomba (pop: 19,100)
136 km (85 mi) W of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
140 km (87 mi) NW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
146 km (91 mi) W of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 15 Dec 09:07 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km GuatemalaGFZ
Fri, 15 Dec 09:07 UTCM 5.2 / 162 km5.2 GUATEMALAEMSC
2017-12-15 03:07:44 -06:00 (15 Dec 09:07:44 UTC)M 5.1 / 110.5 km- 5km NNE of Pueblo Nuevo, GuatemalaUSGS

User reports for this quake (22)

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San Cristobal / Light shaking (MMI IV)
130.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Windows rattling, enough to wake us up.
San Marcos La Laguna / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ev7 (45.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Antigua / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San Pedro la laguna / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Naciones Unidas, Villa Nueva, Guatemala (139.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
amatitlán (138.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quetzaltenango / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted for about 10 seconds
Guatemala city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
115.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Marcos (65.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mixco / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San Pedro de Laguna (64.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
125.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 114 km E of epicenter) : En el edificio se sintió fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala, 91 km E of epicenter) : Hentle rumbles, few minutes maybe, no noise (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 31 km E of epicenter) : woke up, felt the bed rocking, looked at the time and went back to sleep (reported through EMSC)
Quezaltenango (Guatemala, 44 km W of epicenter) : We woke up around 3 am local time due to the earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Quetzaltenango (Guatemala, 40 km W of epicenter) : Me desperto el temblor (reported through EMSC)
Monte Maria I (Guatemala, 108 km E of epicenter) : No se despertó la gente. Quienes estaban despiertos sí lo sintieron fuerte. Lámparas se movían. (reported through EMSC)
Tapachula de Córdova y Ordoñez (Mexico, 80 km W of epicenter) : En chiapas (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Guatemala on Friday, 15 December 2017

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