Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Guatemala, 124 km southwest of Tapachula (Chiapas, Mexico), on Monday, 23 December 2019 at 15:47 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Guatemala, 124 km southwest of Tapachula (Chiapas, Mexico), on Monday, 23 December 2019 at 15:47 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Dec 15:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 23 Dec 2019 03:47:57 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.92°N / 92.8°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (154 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (Mexico) (pop: 13,700)
93 km (58 mi) SW of Ocos (Ocós) (pop: 9,460)
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula, Mexico) (pop: 9,560)
133 km (83 mi) SW of Coatepeque (pop: 45,700)
139 km (86 mi) WSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700)
172 km (107 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200)
259 km (161 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
318 km (197 mi) S of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico) (pop: 537,100)
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!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.510 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, Mexico (Guatemala)GFZ
M 5.830 kmOff Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico (Guatemala)EMSC
M 5.810 km107km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaUSGS
M 5.310 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, MexicoBMKG
M 5.657 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, Mexico (Guatemala)GeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

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198 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Saw the house shaking and was like that’s strange and then oh that must be an earthquake
(Guatemala, 178 km NE of epicenter) : Short and mild in quetzaltenango (Xela) (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Guatemala, 124 km southwest of Tapachula (Chiapas, Mexico), 23 December 15:47 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 14 Feb 2020 22:12 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Feb 2020 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Jan 2020 00:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jan 2020 18:47 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Dec 2019 10:22 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Dec 2019 15:34 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Dec 2019 23:55 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Guatemala, 124 km southwest of Tapachula (Chiapas, Mexico), on Monday, 23 December 2019 at 15:47 (GMT)
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