Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 152 km south of Escuintla, Guatemala, on 2020-05-05 06:02:30 -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 152 km south of Escuintla, Guatemala, on 2020-05-05 06:02:30

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 May 12:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
May 5 12:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
May 5 12:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.3.
Date & time: 5 May 2020 12:02:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-05 06:02:30
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.009°N / 91.257°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Pueblo Nuevo Viñas (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (70 mi) SSW of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) S of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) S of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) S of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) SSW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) S of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) WSW of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) WSW of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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
M 5.310 km103 Km al sur de San Jose, GuatemalaINETER
M 5.510 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
M 5.247 kmOffshore GuatemalaEMSC
M 5.048 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGeoAu
M 5.236 km76km SSW of Puerto San Jose, GuatemalaUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
196.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
190.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 11 Jun 2020 14:15 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 08 Jun 2020 06:05 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 May 2020 15:06 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 12 May 2020 15:33 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 May 2020 16:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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