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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Thursday, 9 August 2018

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Near Coast of Guatemala on Thursday, 9 August 2018
9 Aug 19:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 9 August 2018 19:21 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.7°N / 91.16°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Fuego (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (28 mi) SW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000)
44 km (28 mi) SW of Puerto San José (pop: 18,700)
55 km (34 mi) SW of Iztapa (pop: 4,000)
111 km (69 mi) SW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
120 km (74 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
126 km (78 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 9 Aug 19:21 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
Thu, 9 Aug 19:21 UTCM 5.6 / 60 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
2018-08-09 13:21:53 -06:00 (9 Aug 19:21:53 UTC)M 5.6 / 28.6 km- 55km SW of Puerto San Jose, GuatemalaUSGS
Thu, 9 Aug 19:21 UTCM 5.0 / 58.7 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGeoAu

shake map
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User reports for this quake (13)

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Guatemala city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
111.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
166.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
121.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Intense (reported through our app)
119.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
212.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Ciudad Vieja (101.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking of about 2-3 seconds.
Antigua Guatemala (103.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just some minor shaking. I do notice what I think is some increased activity from volcano de Fuego. (reported through our app)
Antigua Guatemala Sacatepequez (106.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
134.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala, ciudad (125.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
(Guatemala, 104 km NE of epicenter) : Very hard (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala (Guatemala, 111 km NE of epicenter) : Short and wavy but kinda strong (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: Near Coast of Guatemala, 9 Aug 2018 19:21

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Thursday, 9 August 2018
 

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