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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 8 April 2018

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 8 April 2018
Date & time: Sunday, 8 April 2018 05:08 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.92°N / 91.55°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (26 mi) SW of Nueva Concepción (pop: 11,100)
45 km (28 mi) SW of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200)
57 km (35 mi) SW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000)
124 km (77 mi) SW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
129 km (80 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
138 km (85 mi) SW 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
Sun, 8 Apr 05:08 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ

User reports for this quake (11)

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San Pedro (127.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Jalandhar punjab / not felt
109.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
113.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cordovilla-Pamplona / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Pille anoche con una piva y la empotré varias veces contra el armario. Además llevaba tanto tiempo en dique seco, que el tsunami arraso con todo lo que pillo
111.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
236.8 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The desk start shaking lighty, so i was able to feel it. No consequences!!! I live in the ninth floor of a twelve storey building.
Guatemala City (147.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Antigua Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ciudad vieja / Light shaking (MMI IV)

Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake: Near Coast of Guatemala, 8 Apr 2018 05:08

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 08 Apr 2018 08:19 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    53.6 km (33.3 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 2018 05:34 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 8 April 2018

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