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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 57km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala on Thursday, 19 December 2019

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.9 quake: Near Coast of Guatemala, 19 Dec 2019 12:35, which had occurred 4 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 57km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala on Thursday, 19 December 2019
19 Dec 12:57 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 19 December 2019 12:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-12-19 06:39:11 -06:00
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.6428°N / 91.331°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Fuego (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) SW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000)
62 km (39 mi) S of Nueva Concepción (pop: 11,100)
63 km (39 mi) SW of Puerto San José (pop: 18,700)
127 km (79 mi) SW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
135 km (84 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
142 km (88 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2019-12-19 06:39:11 -06:00 (19 Dec 12:39:11 UTC)M 5.1 / 35 km57km SSW of La Gomera, GuatemalaUSGS
Thu, 19 Dec 12:39 UTCM 5.1 / 35 kmOffshore GuatemalaEMSC

User reports for this quake (4)

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Guatemala city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
125.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
South of Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : While on my living room, reading...I felt the sofa moving and, heard walls with cracking noise... my wife asleep didn't noticed anything.
120.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 57km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala on Thursday, 19 December 2019

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