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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 4 Km al noreste de Tecojate, Guatemala on Friday, 27 March 2020

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 4 Km al noreste de Tecojate, Guatemala on Friday, 27 March 2020
27 Mar 09:42 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
Mar 27 09:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 32.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 36.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 27 March 2020 09:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-27 03:36:52
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.99°N / 91.332°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) S of Nueva Concepción (pop: 11,100)
32 km (20 mi) SW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000)
33 km (20 mi) S of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200)
100 km (62 mi) SW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
106 km (66 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
114 km (71 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-03-27 03:36:52 (27 Mar 09:36:52 UTC)M 4.9 / 36 km4 Km al noreste de Tecojate, GuatemalaINETER
2020-03-27 03:36:54 -06:00 (27 Mar 09:36:54 UTC)M 4.3 / 74.2 km15km NW of La Gomera, GuatemalaUSGS
Fri, 27 Mar 09:36 UTCM 4.3 / 86 km GuatemalaEMSC
Fri, 27 Mar 09:36 UTCM 4.3 / 111 km GuatemalaGFZ

User reports for this quake (18)

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Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antigua, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Xela Quetzaltenango (94.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Noise in the kitchen woke me up along with the light shaken. My dog growled too.
115.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Pablo Atitlan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Lucas Sacatepequez / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala Escuintla / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lo sentí
Santa Catarina Pinula (110.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking, water in glass lightly moving.
59.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Panajachel / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Antigua (89.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
MoAntigua, Guatemala (6.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me from sleep, seemed to last about one solid minute
94.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Amatitlan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala city / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
85.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Cristobal Sector C-1 (Guatemala, 77 km NE of epicenter) : It was soft movement. I doubt if it was an earthquake or not (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 4 Km al noreste de Tecojate, Guatemala on Friday, 27 March 2020

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