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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 21 km southwest of San Jose, Guatemala, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 16:28 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 21 km southwest of San Jose, Guatemala, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 16:28 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 69 km depth

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: Nov 13, 2019 16:28:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.75°N / 90.9°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.75°S / 89.1°E
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SSW of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) SSE of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSE of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SSW of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) SSW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) W of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.569 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
5.588 kmOffshore GuatemalaEMSC
5.373 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGeoAu
5.561 km31km SSW of Puerto San Jose, GuatemalaUSGS
5.158 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaBMKG

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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.  
Panajachel, Sololá (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)
San Marcos (186.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala (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)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 19, 2019 12:35
2 years ago - felt
5.9

59 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km S of La Gomera, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Nov 21, 2019 19:01
2 years ago - felt
4.4

59 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km SW of San Jose, GuatemalaMore

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