Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southwest of Ocos, Ocós, San Marcos, Guatemala, on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 15:47 GMT

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southwest of Ocos, Ocós, San Marcos, Guatemala, on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 15:47 GMT Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southwest of Ocos, Ocós, San Marcos, Guatemala, on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 15:47 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Dec 15:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 23, 2019 15:47:57 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.92°N / 92.8°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode13.92°S / 87.2°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoTacana (154 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities93 km (58 mi) SW of Ocos (Ocós) (pop: 9,460) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
133 km (83 mi) SW of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) WSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) WSW of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 mi) SW of La Union (San Marcos) (pop: 25,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
162 km (100 mi) SW of San Pedro Sacatepéquez (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
172 km (107 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) SW of Totonicapan (pop: 69,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
198 km (123 mi) WSW of Solola (pop: 45,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
259 km (161 mi) WSW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 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
5.510 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, Mexico (Guatemala)GFZ
5.830 kmOff Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico (Guatemala)EMSC
5.810 km107km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaUSGS
5.310 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, MexicoBMKG
5.657 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, Mexico (Guatemala)GeoAu

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Solola (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

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 14, 2020 22:12
2 years ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 146 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Feb 2, 2020 03:32
3 years ago - felt
5.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 156 km SW of Coatepec, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Jan 22, 2020 00:01
3 years ago
4.7

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jan 5, 2020 18:47
3 years ago
3.8

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Dec 29, 2019 10:22
3 years ago
4.4

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 146 km SW of Coatepec, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Dec 27, 2019 15:34
3 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2019 23:55
3 years ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 146 km SW of Coatepec, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore

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