Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 99 km southwest of Nueva Concepcion, Escuintla, Guatemala, on Saturday, 21 December 2019 at 02:05 (GMT) -
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Guatemala| Escuintla | Departamento de Retalhuleu | Suchitepequez Department | Departamento de Quetzaltenango | Guatemala
Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 17 km depth
21 Dec 02:15 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Dec 2019 02:05:53 UTC -
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.412°N / 91.731°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) SSW of Nueva Concepcion (Nueva Concepción) (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SSW of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) S of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) S of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) S of Coatepeque (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 5.1||17 km||Near Coast of Guatemala||GeoAu|
|M 4.4||35 km||Offshore Guatemala||EMSC|
|M 4.4||35 km||52km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.