Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 278 km west of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 2020-04-23 18:30:38 -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 278 km west of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 2020-04-23 18:30:38

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 7 km depth

24 Apr 00:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 73.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 7.0 km.
Date & time: 24 Apr 2020 12:30:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-23 18:30:38
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.739°N / 92.917°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) SW of Ocos (Ocós) (pop: 9,460)
134 km (83 mi) SW of Ciudad Tecun Uman (Ayutla) (pop: 11,400)
156 km (97 mi) SW of Coatepeque (pop: 45,700)
160 km (100 mi) SW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700)
176 km (110 mi) WSW of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100)
194 km (120 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200)
268 km (167 mi) WSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
278 km (173 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: INETER
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 5.57 km116 Km al suroeste de San Marcos, GuatemalaINETER
M 5.410 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 5.440 kmOff Coast Of Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
M 5.053 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGeoAu
M 5.413 km119km SW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS

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905.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Como todo estaba muy silencioso y yo trabajando en la compu. Lo sentí y oí la estructura en un leve crujido. Por el movimiento. Muy leve se sintió. Casi solo un mareo nadamás. (reported through our app)
273.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
281.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
(Guatemala, 192 km NE of epicenter) : Un suave movimiento en Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake 278 km west of Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2020-04-23 18:30:38

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 21 Jun 2020 20:10 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 Jun 2020 19:49 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 07:38 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 278 km west of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 2020-04-23 18:30:38
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