Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Municipio de Yepocapa, Departamento de Chimaltenango, 18 km north of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala, on 2020-09-14 08:29:28 -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Municipio de Yepocapa, Departamento de Chimaltenango, 18 km north of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala, on 2020-09-14 08:29:28

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 131 km depth

14 Sep 14:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 6 minutes.
14 Sep 15:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 127.0 to 132.0 km (from 79 to 82 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 27 km (16.7 mi) towards NNE.
14 Sep 15:42: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 132.0 to 131.0 km (from 82 to 81 mi).
Date & time: Sep 14, 2020 14:29:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-14 08:29:28
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 131.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.492°N / 91.052°W (Municipio de Yepocapa, Departamento de Chimaltenango, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.492°S / 88.948°E
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) W of Yepocapa (Chimaltenango) (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) N of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (Escuintla) (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Patzicia (Chimaltenango) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) S of Patzun (Patzún, Chimaltenango) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WSW of San Andrés Itzapa (Chimaltenango) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Tecpan Guatemala (Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SW of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Amatitlan (Guatemala) (pop: 71,800) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> 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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.3131 km37 Km Al Norte De Sipacate, GuatemalaINETER
4.6132 kmGuatemalaGFZ
4.6141 kmGuatemalaEMSC
4.6137 km8 Km E of Patulul, GuatemalaUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

  • 23 Sep 2020 17:26 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    127 km (78.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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