Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 16 km south of Ocos, Guatemala, on 2020-09-22 16:56:34 -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 16 km south of Ocos, Guatemala, on 2020-09-22 16:56:34

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

22 Sep 23:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
22 Sep 23:07: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.0 to 32.0 km (from 18 to 19.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards SSE.
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23 Sep 06:07: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 33.0 km (from 22 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (2 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: Sep 22, 2020 22:56:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-22 16:56:34
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.367°N / 92.17°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.367°S / 87.83°E
Nearest volcano: Tajumulco (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) S of Ocos (Ocós) (pop: 9,460) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SW of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) WSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) SW of Colomba (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSW of San Pedro Sacatepéquez (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of San Pablo Jocopilas (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Ostuncalco (pop: 28,900) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WSW of Cantel (pop: 26,100) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) W of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 32.3°C (90 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 3 km/h (2 kts) from SW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.433 km16 Km Al Sur De San Marcos, GuatemalaINETER
5.210 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, GuatemalaGFZ
4.780 km5.3 GuatemalaEMSC
4.975 km38 Km Al SUR De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN
4.875 km28 Km SSW of Ocós, GuatemalaUSGS

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Almolonga, Quetzaltenango (90.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (173.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (171.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala (57.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Much shaking, many neighbors alarmed. Computers moved on tables.  
Antigua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 171 km E of epicenter) : Leve movimiento. (reported through EMSC)  
San Marcos La Laguna (Guatemala, 94 km E of epicenter) : Short and sharp (reported through EMSC)  
Olintepeque (Guatemala, 71 km NE of epicenter) : Sensible (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

  • 20 Nov 2020 18:29 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Nov 2020 18:15 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 Nov 2020 05:55 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 04 Nov 2020 20:25 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 Nov 2020 17:55 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    76 km (47.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Oct 2020 15:52 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 08:18 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 09 Oct 2020 09:59 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 30 Sep 2020 13:42 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Sep 2020 07:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 18:45 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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