Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km south of Champerico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 07:44 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km south of Champerico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 07:44 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 38 km depth

30 Nov 07:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Nov 30 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 75.0 km.
Dec 1 06:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 75.0 to 38.0 km.
Date & time: Nov 30, 2019 07:44:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.88°N / 91.91°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.88°S / 88.09°E
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) S of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) SSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSW of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of San Pablo Jocopilas (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WSW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) WSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) WSW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.638 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
5.567 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGeoAu
5.660 kmOffshore GuatemalaEMSC
5.648 km41km S of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS

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Antigua, Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Radison Guatemala City (170.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in bed but awake. It felt like someone was lightly rocking the mattress. Most action I've seen in weeks! :P Could feel the building swaying a bit as well on 12th floor.  
Quetzaltenango (114 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Pastores, Departamento de Sacatepéquez (146.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Pastores, Departamento de Sacatepéquez (146.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá (112.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Some pieces from the ceiling came down. Took a while before it was over.  
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (171.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Not so big only hanging things moving. (reported through our app)  
Medina, León, Guanajuato (1312.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
Petapa, Municipio de Petapa, Guatemala (163.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
North Pacific Ocean (36.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango (117.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Tacana, San Marcos, Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was aw  
Vida Mejor I, Tapachula, Chiapas (117.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (174.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cayala Guatemala city zone 16 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Quetzaltenango (113.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (169.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quetzaltenango (114.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

  • 02 Jan 2020 01:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Dec 2019 15:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    13.5 km (8.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 30 Nov 2019 17:59 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    41.4 km (25.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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