Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 149 km southwest of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Saturday, 11 January 2020 at 02:16 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 149 km southwest of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Saturday, 11 January 2020 at 02:16 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 Jan 02:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 11 Jan 2020 02:16:48 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.56°N / 91.33°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Fuego (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (41 mi) SSW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) SW of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) S of Nueva Concepcion (Nueva Concepción) (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) S of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Masagua (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) S of Santa Barbara (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.910 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
4.860 kmOffshore GuatemalaEMSC
4.746 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGeoAu
4.835 km61km SSW of La Gomera, GuatemalaUSGS

User reports for this quake (15)

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Antigua Guatemala (126.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Mild rolling motion. (reported through our app)  
Mixco, Guatemala (140.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I first heard a deep noice and immediately felt the swaying. It lasted about 15 to 20 secs. (reported through our app)  
Antigua / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking in south Antigua.  
Antigua / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I thought a large truck was passing, but then I noticed the room was shaking. It lasted but a few seconds.  
Antigua Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Mag. 4.9 Depth of 44 km. NOT 10 km as stated here. A 4.9 magnitud with 10 km of depth creates chaos...... Check facts first!  
Antigua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Dogs felt it.  
154.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City, zone 15, 7th floor apartment (145.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antigua Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Watching TV. It was short. The house cracked. The dogs also felt it.  
162.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 5th floor apartment. Definite rolling motion.  
142.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
(Guatemala, 123 km NE of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)  
(Guatemala, 118 km NE of epicenter) : Mild shaking in Jocotenango, Sacatepequz, (reported through EMSC)  
(Guatemala, 87 km NE of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)  
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