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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Near Coast of Guatemala on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
13 Nov 16:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 69.0 km.
Nov 13 16:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Date & time: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 16:28 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.75°N / 90.9°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SW of Puerto San José (pop: 18,700)
29 km (18 mi) SW of Iztapa (pop: 4,000)
40 km (25 mi) SE of La Gomera (pop: 24,000)
103 km (64 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
107 km (67 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
185 km (115 mi) W of San Salvador (pop: 526,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 13 Nov 16:28 UTCM 5.5 / 69 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
Wed, 13 Nov 16:28 UTCM 5.5 / 88 kmOffshore GuatemalaEMSC
Wed, 13 Nov 16:28 UTCM 5.3 / 72.9 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGeoAu
2019-11-13 10:28:54 -06:00 (13 Nov 16:28:54 UTC)M 5.5 / 60.9 km31km SSW of Puerto San Jose, GuatemalaUSGS
Wed, 13 Nov 16:28 UTCM 5.1 / 58 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaBMKG

User reports for this quake (124)

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San Cristóbal, Zona 8 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santa catarina pínula / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lo de Dieguez, Fraijanes (100.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We were eating breakfast inside our home and the whole house started to shake. My wife wanted to run out very scared but I asked her to stay and the shake stopped nothing fell but our ceiling lamp was moving for a little while.
Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I noticed the shaking when the water in my glass started moving side to side.
114.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Fraijanes, Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Miguel Dueñas, Sacatepéquez / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Zona 6 Guatemala city (109.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lasted around 30 seconds moderate shaking side to side
Zaragoza chimaltenango / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Duro un minuto.
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
186.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
116 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El Tumbador GT (166.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On 2nd floor of Juan Marti elementary school building in El Tumbador
102.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
115.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
143.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was like a strong shake but ended very quickly.
Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Xela at the base of Santa Maria? Volcano / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Brief shake then moderate roll duration no more than two seconds
Panajachel Solola Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guatemala (107.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala city / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
El Tejar, Guatemala. / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala city (101.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ridgefield / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt for a relatively time with the intensity increasing towards the end.
14 Calle zona 10 Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City Zone 10 (101.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Cristóbal / not felt : This happened while I was teaching, my students felt it but I didn't and I think it lasted less than a minute.
Santiago Atitlan / not felt
Zaragoza chimaltenango / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Duro un minuto.
Villahermosa Tabasco México (519.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Cristóbal / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San Salvador (185 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guatemala city / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ciudad de Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango (147.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fue una sacudida fuerte y el movimiento normal del sismo, fue de muy corta duración (reported through our app)
104.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
La Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Fraijanes, Guatemala (97.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My work table shook, and i felt the ground shaking.
111 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tecpan Guatemala, Chimaltenango (113.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
93.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
103.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sanan Cristóbal / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santa Tecla (184.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
91 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking. Chandelier swinging. Water in bottles moving about. Creaking of house structure. Cats running around.
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua Guatemala / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was weird. Started small, then the strong shake and then stopped. Then another small one... lasted about 30 seconds in total...
San Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
104.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Telus International in Guatemala City (98.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Francisco el Alto, Totonicapán / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
escuintla Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
103 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
181.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
185.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tlalpan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Se movió ligeramente el agua en recipientes
Antigua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
91.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Zona 13 Pamplona / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Intercontinental Hotel San Salvador (180.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 30 seconds. Bed was rocked back and forth and creaking sounds heard
Apopa, El Salvador / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking rumbling lasted for good 5 to 6 seconds
97 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Felt modarate shake at south of Guatemala City. (reported through our app)
Antigua Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It came on, strengthened, abated, and then strengthened again. After a few minutes there was a tiny little aftershock.
Antigua Guatemala (91.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very short and light (reported through our app)
Fraijanes ca1 km 25 (92.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Panajachel, Solola / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Only lasted a few seconds. Felt like a large truck passed by right next to us. But we were in our house.
Zaragoza chimaltenango / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Duro un minuto.
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City Intercontinental Hotel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Varying intensity building creaked and swayed lasted about 25 seconds
Guatemala City zone 14 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guazacapan / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : My fish tank almost fell over.
109.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Antigua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I guessed it to be in the 5 range
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
95 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Odd quake, not normal sound and shaking. (reported through our app)
Antigua / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Mainly heard a rumble v felt shaking. Pool was sloshing. 3-4 seconds, had that seasick feeling when stopped. Saw Volcán Fuego puffing this morning.
Guatemala City, Santa Catarina Pinula (100.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
8th floor san salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
111.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
antigua guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : second time feeling one , felt like big truck passing very cloe by , lasted few seconds turned on phone to vdeo , but it had passed by time i got that done
137.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santa Cruz / Weak shaking (MMI III)
san salvador ES / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
La Libertad, El Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : La Libertad, El Salvador
181.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
181.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ciudad de Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Antigua (89.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Pretty good shaking up but no damage that I can see. (reported through our app)
102.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
84.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
102.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 165 km E of epicenter) : Rápido y leve (reported through EMSC)
Antiguo Cuscatlan (El Salvador, 161 km E of epicenter) : corto (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 90 km NW of epicenter) : Fue bien fuerte aca en panajachel (reported through EMSC)
Colonia Granai & Townson III (Guatemala, 88 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 210 km N of epicenter) : Buen jalon pego (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 165 km E of epicenter) : Corto, se sintio suave (reported through EMSC)
Mejicanos (El Salvador, 164 km E of epicenter) : Lo suficientementr sensible, además de largo. (reported through EMSC)
Antiguo Cuscatlan (El Salvador, 162 km E of epicenter) : Sismo fuerte en San Salvador, El Salvador. (reported through EMSC)
Quezaltepeque (El Salvador, 158 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte sin daños pero breve (reported through EMSC)
Metapan (El Salvador, 150 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte y un poco largo en movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Interior Finca El Zapote (Guatemala, 95 km N of epicenter) : Hace 4 minutos, suficiente para mover liquidos en depositos, totalmente sensible (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 93 km N of epicenter) : It has a bit strong, but very short here in the capital.Fue un poco fuerte pero fue cortó aquí en la capital. (reported through EMSC)
El Encinal (Guatemala, 92 km N of epicenter) : Strong enough and long enough to think about what to do. Shaking everything lamps moving (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 89 km N of epicenter) : Guatemala (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 86 km N of epicenter) : Muy sensible (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 85 km N of epicenter) : Carretera a El salvador, San Jose Pinula, sismo demasiado fuerte y largo, todo en orden. (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 81 km NW of epicenter) : En antigua fue suave al inicio y luego más fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 81 km NW of epicenter) : Breve y fuerte (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 79 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte sismo en Amatitlan, Guatemala (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake: Near Coast of Guatemala, 13 Nov 2019 16:28

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 19 Dec 2019 12:35 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Nov 2019 19:01 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    58.6 km (36.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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