Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - Municipio de Los Amates, 70 km southwest of Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, on Wednesday, February 4, 1976 at 09:01 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - Municipio de Los Amates, 70 km southwest of Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, on Wednesday, February 4, 1976 at 09:01 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 5 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 4, 1976 09:01:43 UTC
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.324°N / 89.101°W (Municipio de Los Amates, Departamento de Izabal, Guatemala)
Antipode: 15.324°S / 90.899°E
Nearest volcano: Chiquimula Volcanic Field (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Morales (Izabal) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SE of El Estor (Izabal) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NE of Gualan (Gualán, Zacapa) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) E of Panzos (Alta Verapaz) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Livingston (Izabal) (pop: 14,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SW of Puerto Barrios (Izabal) (pop: 56,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Esquipulas (Chiquimula) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) ENE of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) ENE of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) N of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.55 kmGuatemalaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (114 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 3, 1978 10:00
44 years ago
4.3

108 km
Tuxtla Chico, 7.7 km E of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 28, 1977 04:36
44 years ago
5.1

225 km
GuatemalaMore
Nov 4, 1977 12:49
44 years ago
5.0

104 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km S of Guatemala, Departamento de GuatemalaMore
Oct 31, 1977 00:53
44 years ago
5.1

84 km
North Pacific Ocean, 80 km S of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Oct 30, 1977 22:28
44 years ago
4.0

96 km
North Pacific Ocean, 75 km S of Jutiapa, Departamento de Jutiapa, GuatemalaMore
Oct 30, 1977 00:01
44 years ago
4.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 78 km SW of La Gomera, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Oct 25, 1977 06:33
44 years ago
4.8

117 km
GuatemalaMore
Oct 23, 1977 13:44
44 years ago
4.9

193 km
Golfo De Fonseca, El SalvadorMore
Sep 18, 1977 05:44
44 years ago
5.0

108 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km SW of Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Sep 10, 1977 10:21
44 years ago
5.6

78 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km S of Mazatenango, Suchitepeque, GuatemalaMore
Aug 21, 1977 11:33
44 years ago
4.8

84 km
El SalvadorMore
Aug 20, 1977 12:21
44 years ago
4.7

33 km
Caribbean Sea, 74 km NW of Isla de Guanaja Island, Bay Islands, HondurasMore
Aug 20, 1977 03:51
44 years ago
5.9

36 km
Caribbean Sea, 106 km N of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Aug 20, 1977 02:46
44 years ago
5.7

14 km
Caribbean Sea, 95 km N of La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, HondurasMore
Aug 15, 1977 05:54
44 years ago
4.3

121 km
Yepocapa, Departamento de Chimaltenango, 22 km NW of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Aug 12, 1977 14:10
44 years ago
4.3

98 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km S of Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Jul 30, 1977 07:56
44 years ago
4.8

81 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km SE of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jul 17, 1977 05:10
44 years ago
3.9

39 km
North Pacific Ocean, 78 km S of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jul 7, 1977 10:56
44 years ago
4.5

85 km
North Pacific Ocean, 63 km S of Mazatenango, Suchitepeque, GuatemalaMore
Jun 16, 1977 15:50
44 years ago
4.1

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SW of Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Jun 13, 1977 05:28
45 years ago
4.4

111 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SE of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Jun 12, 1977 11:59
45 years ago
4.5

105 km
GuatemalaMore
May 20, 1977 07:32
45 years ago
4.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km S of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
May 13, 1977 13:44
45 years ago
4.6

101 km
GuatemalaMore
May 13, 1977 03:02
45 years ago
4.8

82 km
GuatemalaMore
Apr 30, 1977 02:42
45 years ago
4.4

59 km
North Pacific Ocean, 45 km SE of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Apr 21, 1977 15:08
45 years ago
4.9

109 km
GuatemalaMore
Apr 17, 1977 14:41
45 years ago
4.8

208 km
El SalvadorMore
Apr 16, 1977 11:20
45 years ago
4.5

33 km
GuatemalaMore
Apr 11, 1977 10:01
45 years ago
5.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km S of San Miguel, El SalvadorMore
Apr 7, 1977 20:28
45 years ago
4.9

33 km
GuatemalaMore
Mar 31, 1977 07:41
45 years ago
4.7

174 km
North Pacific Ocean, 74 km S of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Mar 31, 1977 07:39
45 years ago
4.9

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 74 km SW of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Mar 22, 1977 19:29
45 years ago
5.0

76 km
North Pacific Ocean, 43 km S of Usulutan, El SalvadorMore
Mar 15, 1977 21:28
45 years ago
4.7

95 km
North Pacific Ocean, 64 km SW of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Mar 13, 1977 07:36
45 years ago
4.5

183 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 28, 1977 00:44
45 years ago
4.7

61 km
GuatemalaMore
Jan 23, 1977 17:00
45 years ago
5.1

85 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km S of Mazatenango, Suchitepeque, GuatemalaMore
Jan 22, 1977 05:14
45 years ago
4.5

85 km
North Pacific Ocean, 57 km SW of Zacatecoluca, El SalvadorMore
Jan 17, 1977 00:55
45 years ago
4.3

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 155 km SE of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jan 16, 1977 20:49
45 years ago
4.7

88 km
GuatemalaMore
Jan 16, 1977 16:41
45 years ago
4.7

100 km
La Gomera, 50 km SW of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Jan 14, 1977 17:05
45 years ago
3.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 24 km SE of La Union, El SalvadorMore
Dec 11, 1976 17:20
45 years ago
5.0

79 km
El SalvadorMore
Dec 9, 1976 04:24
45 years ago
4.7

199 km
GuatemalaMore
Dec 1, 1976 17:44
45 years ago
4.9

85 km
El SalvadorMore
Nov 16, 1976 02:19
45 years ago
4.6

94 km
Municipio de Nueva Concepcion, 63 km W of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Nov 7, 1976 06:41
45 years ago
4.6

85 km
North Pacific Ocean, 80 km SE of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Nov 6, 1976 12:37
45 years ago
4.9

86 km
North Pacific Ocean, 79 km S of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Oct 29, 1976 04:48
45 years ago
5.0

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 49 km SW of Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Oct 22, 1976 05:53
45 years ago
4.8

83 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km S of Usulutan, El SalvadorMore
Oct 22, 1976 04:04
45 years ago
4.9

59 km
North Pacific Ocean, 79 km W of Chinandega, NicaraguaMore
Sep 15, 1976 20:52
45 years ago
4.9

86 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km W of Chinandega, NicaraguaMore
Sep 14, 1976 23:47
45 years ago
4.6

103 km
Municipio de San José, 47 km SW of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Sep 2, 1976 10:20
45 years ago
5.0

81 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SW of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Sep 2, 1976 04:15
45 years ago
4.3

43 km
GuatemalaMore
Sep 1, 1976 22:34
45 years ago
4.6

73 km
El SalvadorMore
Aug 23, 1976 03:41
45 years ago
4.5

88 km
GuatemalaMore
Aug 15, 1976 18:21
45 years ago
4.4

69 km
El SalvadorMore
Aug 9, 1976 17:01
45 years ago
5.2

82 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km S of San Miguel, El SalvadorMore
Aug 8, 1976 11:02
45 years ago
4.8

84 km
Municipio de Nueva Concepcion, 70 km SW of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Aug 5, 1976 18:48
45 years ago
5.2

70 km
North Pacific Ocean, 82 km S of San Miguel, El SalvadorMore
Aug 3, 1976 10:36
45 years ago
4.2

106 km
GuatemalaMore
Jul 29, 1976 16:03
45 years ago
4.8

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 86 km SW of Usulutan, El SalvadorMore
Jul 22, 1976 22:00
45 years ago
4.6

112 km
GuatemalaMore
Jul 14, 1976 09:23
45 years ago
4.6

33 km
San Pedro Sula, 7.7 km N of San Pedro Sula, Departamento de Cortés, HondurasMore
Jun 28, 1976 14:33
45 years ago
4.8

100 km
GuatemalaMore
Jun 27, 1976 07:41
45 years ago
4.3

95 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km S of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jun 24, 1976 21:15
45 years ago
4.6

65 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km S of San Miguel, El SalvadorMore
Jun 22, 1976 11:58
45 years ago
4.9

81 km
GuatemalaMore
Jun 21, 1976 01:51
45 years ago
4.2

77 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SW of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jun 15, 1976 15:19
46 years ago
4.5

71 km
North Pacific Ocean, 49 km SW of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jun 12, 1976 03:29
46 years ago
4.6

94 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km W of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jun 8, 1976 11:14
46 years ago
4.4

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 119 km S of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
May 23, 1976 09:04
46 years ago
3.8

96 km
North Pacific Ocean, 118 km S of San Miguel, El SalvadorMore
May 23, 1976 02:50
46 years ago
4.4

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km S of Usulutan, El SalvadorMore
May 22, 1976 09:00
46 years ago
4.4

77 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km S of San Miguel, El SalvadorMore
May 15, 1976 12:56
46 years ago
4.4

83 km
GuatemalaMore
May 4, 1976 08:43
46 years ago
5.3

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km NW of Chinandega, NicaraguaMore
Apr 28, 1976 05:15
46 years ago
4.0

36 km
HondurasMore
Apr 28, 1976 04:39
46 years ago
4.8

69 km
GuatemalaMore
Apr 27, 1976 11:24
46 years ago
4.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km SW of La Gomera, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Apr 26, 1976 15:24
46 years ago
4.1

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Apr 25, 1976 14:00
46 years ago
4.3

90 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km S of Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Apr 11, 1976 11:24
46 years ago
4.7

28 km
27 km W of Coatepec, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Apr 4, 1976 17:55
46 years ago
4.8

45 km
Departamento de Comayagua, 50 km NW of Tegucigalpa, HondurasMore
Apr 3, 1976 10:02
46 years ago
4.3

68 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km S of Acajutla, Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Mar 13, 1976 16:30
46 years ago
5.4

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Mar 9, 1976 07:42
46 years ago
5.2

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Mar 7, 1976 03:15
46 years ago
5.1

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Mar 7, 1976 02:54
46 years ago
5.1

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 24, 1976 06:25
46 years ago
4.4

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 19, 1976 22:56
46 years ago
4.9

61 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 14, 1976 16:02
46 years ago
4.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 72 km SW of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Feb 11, 1976 10:18
46 years ago
4.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 154 km S of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Feb 10, 1976 17:35
46 years ago
4.6

5 km
HondurasMore
Feb 10, 1976 06:17
46 years ago
4.9

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 10, 1976 02:28
46 years ago
4.2

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 9, 1976 11:44
46 years ago
5.2

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 8, 1976 08:13
46 years ago
5.6

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 8, 1976 04:38
46 years ago
3.9

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 7, 1976 02:28
46 years ago
4.3

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 6, 1976 18:19
46 years ago
5.7

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 6, 1976 18:11
46 years ago
5.0

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 6, 1976 04:11
46 years ago
4.7

5 km
Municipio de Tecpan Guatemala, Departamento de Chimaltenango, 13 km SE of Chichicastenango, GuatemalaMore
Feb 6, 1976 01:57
46 years ago
4.0

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 5, 1976 04:09
46 years ago
4.3

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 5, 1976 01:00
46 years ago
4.4

5 km
4.7 km SE of Solola, GuatemalaMore
Feb 4, 1976 17:20
46 years ago
4.4

5 km
Caribbean Sea, 36 km NE of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Feb 4, 1976 16:40
46 years ago
4.5

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 4, 1976 12:57
46 years ago
4.3

5 km
17 km SE of El Estor, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Feb 4, 1976 11:24
46 years ago
4.7

5 km
GuatemalaMore
Feb 4, 1976 10:03
46 years ago
5.0

5 km
16 km SE of Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Feb 4, 1976 09:30
46 years ago
5.4

5 km
GuatemalaMore
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