Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 3.2 km west of Tiquisate, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala, on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 21:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 3.2 km west of Tiquisate, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala, on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 21:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Oct 21:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Oct 12, 2018 21:09:45 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.29°N / 91.39°W (Municipality of Tiquisate, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.29°S / 88.61°E
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) WNW of Tiquisate (Escuintla) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Chicacao (Suchitepeque) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSE of Mazatenango (Suchitepeque) (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of San Pablo Jocopilas (Suchitepeque) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) W of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (Escuintla) (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Santiago Atitlan (Santiago Atitlán, Sololá) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WNW of La Gomera (Escuintla) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.310 kmGuatemalaGFZ
5.680 km GUATEMALAEMSC
5.162 kmGuatemalaGeoAu
5.763 km- 13km E of Nueva Concepcion, GuatemalaUSGS

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Solola, guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Marcos / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Nuevo Progreso, San Marcos (78.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mixco, guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City (99.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Antigua (76.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mixco (97.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was inside a 3 floors building, everyone felt it. Doors were shaking, little excitment but no one moved. (reported through our app)  
Guatemala City (100.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (99.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chiquimula / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Antigua Guatemala (76.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My daughter and I were sitting in a restaurant, in the interier garden, in downtown Anitugua. Floors shook and it was a bit unsettling in light of the recent volcano erruption in June.  
San Cristóbal Mixco / not felt : I did not feel it I'm in San Cristobal Mixco  
Antigua, Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Doors rattled and couch slightly shook for about 15 seconds  
La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (67.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Escuintla (66.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (99.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (103.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City, just read about it. Did not feel a / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San Lucas Toliman, Solola / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Antigua / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guatemala City (100.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in the car stopped in the 4th floor of a parking lot, the rocked as if some one was pushing it hard  
Villa nueva / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It wasittle scary as I was in a 8th floor ND if felt more than being down or out in the street  
Guatemala City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in a car and we just rocked alittle.  
Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santa catarina / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Petapa, Municipio de Petapa, Guatemala (90.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was resting in a couch indoors when I felt it, saw some hanging lamps moving.  
San Juan La Laguna / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta, San Marcos (91 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City near airport (99.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : First time to feel a quake. On 10th floor of a hotel. ithe whole building kind of shook and the curtains at my window swayed back and forth. lasted I suppose 3 to five seconds  
San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá (45.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Antigua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chimaltenango / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : This was my first earthquake as I'm visiting from UK! Building shook  
Antigua / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : My first experience ever! Run op stairs to the roof thought it was the volcano erupting, visible shaking for about 20 seconds  
Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez (72.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Antiguo Cuscatlan (241.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guatemala City (98.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Villa nueva (594.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
antigua guatemala / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Antigua / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Antigua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in my car and felt a whole lot of shaking going on. It has been a windy day and I think that's what it was.  
Santa María Cauque / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City (99.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (101.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : bumpy sensation for a few seconds and then a gentily shake.  
Guatemala, zona 10 (100.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (99 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Nueva Concepción / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : En el inicio se sintieron pequeños movimientos y luego pudo sentirse un fuerte movimiento.  
San Pedro la Laguna / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala city (99.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Antigua Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sitting in antigua Guatemala in my sister's living room shaking floor and plants not so much in the ceiling area mostly ground vibration no damage did last maybe a minute  
panajachel, guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Went on for about 30 seconds.  
Guatemala City (105.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tapachula, Chiapas (115.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
guatemala z10 / not felt
Delgado, San Salvador (247.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Malacatan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard windows shaking and felt movement.  
Antigua, Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Jose Pinula / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad (239.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Salvador (245.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala (97.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (97.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (102.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Bastante fuerte, se sintieron 2 sismos con un lapso de tiempo de unos 30 segundos entrebuno y otro. (reported through our app)  
San Cristobal, Mixco, Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City zone 15 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santa Lucia Milpas Altas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (93.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad (240.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (100.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Jose Pinula / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Fraijanes Guatemala (105.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
san pedro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua, Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My first experience in an earthquake. Just enough movement to feel it, some people in the restaurant stood up and began walking out doors.  
Calle Marti Zona 2 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City (96 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guatemala city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
villa nueva / Light shaking (MMI IV) : the door was swinging and banging my tv fell  
Panajachel / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Villa Nueva, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I work in a factory in Villa Nueva and my desk was shaking. Nothing fell over, but it was shaking.  
Tecpan Guatemala, Chimaltenango (68.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Antigua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City (99.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 10th floorPeople got nervous (reported through our app)  
Antigua guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guatemala, san José pinula / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
North Pacific Ocean (135.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (95.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guatemala city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago Atitlan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala (95.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fuerte se movieron objetos, lámparas y se sintió meseta central , se sintio fuerte (reported through our app)  
Totonicapan (68.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guatemala (98.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Puerto San Jose / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez (75.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Coban, Municipio de Cobán, Alta Verapaz (170.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (100.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Escuintla (66.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 224 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte en San Salvador. Movió el edificio en el que me encuentro. (reported through EMSC)  
(Guatemala, 94 km NE of epicenter) : Si lo sentí fuerte en capital Guatemala (reported through EMSC)  
Condominio Portal Del Bosque Ii (Guatemala, 92 km NE of epicenter) : Estuvo galán (reported through EMSC)  
Elgin Mirador (Guatemala, 91 km NE of epicenter) : Poorly sensible in the city. (reported through EMSC)  
(Guatemala, 89 km NE of epicenter) : Shakin one! (reported through EMSC)  
(Guatemala, 72 km NE of epicenter) : Como de 5.7 (reported through EMSC)  
(Guatemala, 72 km NE of epicenter) : The Fuego Volcano was active early this morning, could be related. (reported through EMSC)  
Retalhuleu (Guatemala, 67 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en retalhuleu (reported through EMSC)  
Residenciales Llanos De Arrazola Iii (Guatemala, 91 km NE of epicenter) : Lo senti fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Colonia Valles De Vista Hermosa (Guatemala, 90 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba en el jardín de mi casa y sentí que se movió la silla. Dentro de ka casa se movieron las lámparas. (reported through EMSC)  
Colonia Santa Elisa (Guatemala, 85 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte el sismo (reported through EMSC)  
Petapa I (Guatemala, 81 km NE of epicenter) : Bastante sensible!! Alertas (reported through EMSC)  
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