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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 4 Km al noreste de Tecojate, Guatemala on Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 4 Km al noreste de Tecojate, Guatemala on Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Aug 18 10:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 19.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-08-18 04:01:31
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.993°N / 91.326°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (67 km / 42 mi)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 18 Aug 10:01 UTCM 5.6 / 19 km4 Km al noreste de Tecojate, GuatemalaINETER
Tue, 18 Aug 10:01 UTCM 4.9 / 71 km GuatemalaGFZ
Tue, 18 Aug 10:01 UTCM 4.8 / 100 km GuatemalaEMSC
Tue, 18 Aug 10:01 UTCM 4.8 / 93.6 km6 km SSW of Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, GuatemalaUSGS
Tue, 18 Aug 10:01 UTCM 4.8 / 69 km GuatemalaEMSC

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Antigua, Guatemala (88.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV): Normally my cat runs under furniture during a quake. He simply woke up this time and didn't move, although I thought a few of the jolts were a bit strong. Didn't last long. | 3 users found this interesting.
90.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V): I woke up to the bed shaking strongly, and the ceiling lamps swinging. A glass fell from the small bedside table. My dogs did not bark. It lasted about 30 seconds if not more.
Retalhuleu (70.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV): Thr bed shaked and the dogs barked. | One user found this interesting.
102.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI): My doors made noise and my bed moved a lot, the dogs were barking | One user found this interesting.
San Pedro la Laguna (77.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV): Felt like a truck hit my house. Lasted very briefly, maybe 5 seconds. | One user found this interesting.
  • I seriously felt like a very large truck was barrowing down the street then fear hit like a bomb it just jarred the world
0 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guatemala City (80.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
102.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Antigua, Guatemala (67.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
87.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua, Guatemala (87.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
102.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Villa Nueva (96.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
106.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
68.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
83.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jocotenango, Guatemala (173.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI): It woke me up because of the shaking and the windows of my house were rattling.
Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala (70.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
109.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
130.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala city (105.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III): Woke up in the night at 4am on my own and noticed that the bed was shaking very lightly.
262.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV): Me desperté fue feo sentirlo
Reserva Los Andes (64.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua (88.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
106.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
91.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sololá, Sololá (87.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
91.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
108.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Comunidad, Mixco, Guatemala (106.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV): Inició débil, luego aumentó con dos sacudidas fuertes y terminó.
113.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
95.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Bernardino Suchitepequez (63.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III): Me desperto el ruido del movimiento de la puerta y el ladrido de los perros
106.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV): There was a murmur before it started shaking
82.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
87.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
108.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala city (108.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III): Woke up in the middle of it (reported through our app)
106.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
113.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V): It eoke me (reported through our app)
107.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV): Wave earthquake, doesn't madre sound, but it was strong (reported through our app)
101.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
105.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV): It was a very short earthquake. Lasted like 5-10 seconds. (reported through our app)
EL SALVADOR. DEPTO DE LA LIBERTAD. / Very strong shaking (MMI VII): Estaba profundamente dormida. Creo que tembló a las 3 y media tambié y Me desperté pues unos gatos de la vecina corrieron después de ese primer sismo. Me costó percibir pero escuche en la casa vecina que una señora decia: "Esta temblando muy fuerte, despierten" pero tienen dos perros y no pasearon pues fueron como sacudidas muy prolongadas.
San José Pinula / Moderate shaking (MMI V): We were awakened by the house settling sounds and a few seconds later we started feeling the shaking. We became aware of the fact that we had some things laying around that would’ve difficulties our walk out in case of emergency.
San Juan Alotenango / Light shaking (MMI IV): Animales reaccionaron movimiento sin ruido como crujir de maderas pero si movio bastante por unos 10 segundos Mmi iv
Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V): Almost I was falling in sleep when I heard a weid sound I the roof and at same time in the walls. And then, I felt the shake. I was scary...
El Rodeo Escuintla / Moderate shaking (MMI V): Strong enough to wake me up. Slow rolling movements. .
San Antonio Palopó, Sololà / Light shaking (MMI IV): Woke me up.
El Rodeo Escuintla / Moderate shaking (MMI V): Strong enough to wake me up. Slow rolling movements. .
Antigua, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V): It woke me up out of bed. I felt the bed and house shake for just a minute after I woke up.
Los Esclavos, Cuilapa, Santa Rosa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Berlin / not felt: I guess i was to für away, but this morning i already was awake.
Guatemala City / Very weak shaking (MMI II): Woke me up.
El Rodeo Escuintla / Moderate shaking (MMI V): Strong enough to wake me up. Slow rolling movements. .
Antigua, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V): I thought I was having a dream and ghosts were shaking my bed
  • I thought that too
Guatemala City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Antigua Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
antigua guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tapachula, Chiapas / Moderate shaking (MMI V): We felt in Tapachula was less than a minut with oscillatory movement.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San José Villanueva / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
GUATEMALA CITY / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antigua guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sacatepequez / Moderate shaking (MMI V): Sacatepequez
Guatemala Ciudad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Escuintla, Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guatemala City / Very weak shaking (MMI II): Woke me up.
Mixo, Guatemala / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
San Marcos Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jocotenango / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mixco / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Zona 6 de Villa Nueva / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City / Weak shaking (MMI III): Felt bed shaking
Mejicanos (El Salvador, 228 km E of epicenter): Se sintio suave (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 226 km E of epicenter): Levemente (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 96 km NE of epicenter): Me despertó... (reported through EMSC)
Santa Catarina Pinula (Guatemala, 93 km NE of epicenter): Suave y prolongado, movimiento horizontal. Nada d que alarmarse. (reported through EMSC)
Santa Catarina Pinula (Guatemala, 93 km NE of epicenter): Fue algo fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Mixco (Guatemala, 87 km NE of epicenter): Strong. Woke me up! Great alarm. Cant tell how much it shook since I was sleeping. (reported through EMSC)
Mixco (Guatemala, 87 km NE of epicenter): Movimiento horizontal prolongado (reported through EMSC)
Petapa (Guatemala, 84 km NE of epicenter): La cama se movio levemente (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 83 km NE of epicenter): There was a murmur before it started shaking (reported through EMSC)
Quetzaltenango (Guatemala, 81 km NW of epicenter): Mild wake-me-up (reported through EMSC)
Amatitlán (Guatemala, 76 km NE of epicenter): Corto pero fuerte todos lo sentimos y nos levantamos son las 4 a.m en Amatitlán Guatemala hoy 18 agosto 2020 (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 60 km NW of epicenter): Felt like the bed was being pulled, then pushed back about 5 or 6 times, although the bed itself didn't move. It was totally dark. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake: 4 Km al noreste de Tecojate, Guatemala, 18 Aug 2020 10h01

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 21 Aug 2020 20:39 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Aug 2020 09:21 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 4 Km al noreste de Tecojate, Guatemala on Tuesday, 18 August 2020

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