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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 16 Km Al Sur De San Marcos, Guatemala, on 2020-09-22 16:56:34

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - 16 Km Al Sur De San Marcos, Guatemala, on 2020-09-22 16:56:34
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: 2020-09-22 10:56:34 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 (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tajumulco (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) S of Ocós (pop: 9,500)
20 km (12 mi) SE of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700)
22 km (14 mi) SE of Miguel Alemán (pop: 900)
171 km (106 mi) W of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
171 km (106 mi) W of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
181 km (112 mi) W of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-22 22:56:34 UTC
2020-09-22 16:56:34
M 5.4 / 33 km16 Km Al Sur De San Marcos, GuatemalaINETER
2020-09-22 22:56:31 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, GuatemalaGFZ
2020-09-22 22:56:36 UTCM 4.7 / 80 km5.3 GuatemalaEMSC
2020-09-22 22:56:33 UTC
2020-09-22 17:56:33 (Hora de México)
M 4.9 / 75 km38 Km Al SUR De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN
2020-09-22 22:56:32 UTCM 4.8 / 74.9 km28 Km SSW of Ocós, GuatemalaUSGS

User reports for this quake (8)

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90.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
173.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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)


Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 16 Km Al Sur De San Marcos, Guatemala, on 2020-09-22 16:56:34
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