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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 15 September 2019

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 15 September 2019
15 Sep 07:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 15 September 2019 06:59 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.87°N / 91.32°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) S of Nueva Concepción (pop: 11,100)
38 km (23 mi) SW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000)
46 km (29 mi) S of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200)
108 km (67 mi) SW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
115 km (71 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
122 km (76 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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, 15 Sep 06:59 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
Sun, 15 Sep 06:59 UTCM 5.2 / 60 kmOffshore GuatemalaEMSC
Sun, 15 Sep 06:59 UTCM 5.2 / 64.4 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGeoAu
2019-09-15 00:59:17 -06:00 (15 Sep 06:59:17 UTC)M 5.2 / 35 km57km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, GuatemalaUSGS

User reports for this quake (12)

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119.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Antigua, Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Antigua, / Light shaking (MMI IV)
111.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Zona 13 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My bed was shaking for about 3 second
Villa Nueva, Guatemala (109.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
99.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Colonia Ciudad Satelite Proyecto Ii (Guatemala, 136 km NE of epicenter) : Fue bastante fuerte (soy de Mixco) y aparte se escucho un estruendo (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 242 km NE of epicenter) : No muy fuerte. Se sintió porque estaba acostado y quieto. (reported through EMSC)
Antiguo Cuscatlan (El Salvador, 220 km E of epicenter) : I felt the quake. Not only the tremor, the sound. I am located in San Salvador, El Salvador. Guatemala is a neighboring country. (reported through EMSC)
Tapachula (Mexico, 169 km NW of epicenter) : Percibí la vibración (reported through EMSC)
Colonia Valles De Vista Hermosa (Guatemala, 133 km NE of epicenter) : Trataba de dormirme y lo sentí. Pero la lámpara no se movió. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 15 September 2019

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