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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 50 Km al sur de Tecojate, Guatemala on Sunday, 29 March 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 50 Km al sur de Tecojate, Guatemala on Sunday, 29 March 2020
29 Mar 20:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 9 minutes.
Mar 29 20:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 24.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 29 March 2020 20:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-29 14:26:00
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.54°N / 91.46°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) SW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000)
75 km (47 mi) SW of Nueva Concepción (pop: 11,100)
81 km (51 mi) SW of Puerto San José (pop: 18,700)
145 km (90 mi) SW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
153 km (95 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
159 km (99 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-03-29 14:26:00 (29 Mar 20:26:00 UTC)M 5.0 / 24 km50 Km al sur de Tecojate, GuatemalaINETER
2020-03-29 14:26:00 -06:00 (29 Mar 20:26:00 UTC)M 4.6 / 10 km61km SW of La Gomera, GuatemalaUSGS
Sun, 29 Mar 20:26 UTCM 4.5 / 60 kmOffshore GuatemalaEMSC
Sun, 29 Mar 20:26 UTCM 4.6 / 74 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ

User reports for this quake (2)

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159.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
(Guatemala, 99 km NE of epicenter) : Slight shaking in Antigua, Guatemala (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: 50 Km al sur de Tecojate, Guatemala, 29 Mar 2020 20:26

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 29 Apr 2020 17:11 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 03:45 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Apr 2020 08:32 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Apr 2020 08:11 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Apr 2020 06:58 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 09 Apr 2020 09:34 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Apr 2020 07:46 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 01 Apr 2020 09:38 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 29 Mar 2020 22:49 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 29 Mar 2020 21:05 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 50 Km al sur de Tecojate, Guatemala on Sunday, 29 March 2020

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