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Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - Guatemala on Wednesday, 4 February 1976

Major mag. 7.5 earthquake  - Guatemala on Wednesday, 4 February 1976
Date & time: Wednesday, 4 February 1976 09:01 UTC
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.324°N / 89.101°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Chiquimula Volcanic Field (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) N of Los Amates (pop: 3,400)
35 km (22 mi) SW of Morales (pop: 19,000)
35 km (22 mi) SE of El Estor (pop: 15,800)
117 km (73 mi) W of San Pedro Sula (pop: 489,500)
170 km (105 mi) NE of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
182 km (113 mi) N of San Salvador (pop: 526,000)
Primary data source: USGS
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 4 Feb 09:01 UTCM 7.5 / 5 km GuatemalaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.5 quake: Guatemala, 4 Feb 1976 09:01

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (75 quakes):
  • 04 Nov 1977 12:49 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    228 km (142 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 1977 22:28 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    96 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    216 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9914 km (6160 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 25 Oct 1977 06:33 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    117 km (72.7 mi) depth
    |
    231 km (144 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9914 km (6160 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 18 Sep 1977 05:44 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    108 km (67.1 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 1977 11:33 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Aug 1977 05:54 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    121 km (75.2 mi) depth
    |
    225 km (140 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9914 km (6160 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 13 Jun 1977 05:28 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    111 km (69 mi) depth
    |
    222 km (138 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9914 km (6160 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9914 km (6160 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 17 Apr 1977 14:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    208 km (129.2 mi) depth
    |
    210 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 1977 20:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    238 km (148 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 1977 21:28 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    228 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    9914 km (6160 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • Show all

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