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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 10.5 km south of Escuintla, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala, on 27 Sep 3:40 am (GMT -6)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 10.5 km south of Escuintla, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala, on 27 Sep 3:40 am (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 10.5 km south of Escuintla, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala, on 27 Sep 3:40 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 107 km depth

27 Sep 09:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
27 Sep 09:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 117.0 to 107.0 km (from 73 to 66 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.9 km (3 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: Sep 27, 2020 09:40:56 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 27 Sep 3:40 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 107.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.21°N / 90.76°W (Municipio de Escuintla, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.21°S / 89.24°E
Nearest volcano: Pacaya (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) E of Masagua (Escuintla) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (7 mi) SSE of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Palin (Palín, Escuintla) (pop: 31,300) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ESE of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (Escuintla) (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Petapa (Guatemala) (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Villa Canales (Guatemala) (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SSW of Villa Nueva (Guatemala) (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSW of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) WNW of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 15.2°C (59 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.3107 km- 6 km ENE of Masagua, GuatemalaGFZ
5.3110 km46 Km SSW of Mixco, GuatemalaEMSC
5.722 km17 Km Al Norte De Sipacate, GuatemalaINETER
5.3106 km5 Km E of Masagua, GuatemalaUSGS
5.3120 km45 Km SSW of Guatemala City, GuatemalaGeoAu
5.3124 km10 Km NNW of Cobán, GuatemalaBMKG

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Palin, Municipio de Palín, Escuintla (20.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was lay down. I heard the sound coming while the tremble increased. My window and the walls cracked. The dogs were barking a few seconds before and during the earthquake. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Villa Nueva, Guatemala (44.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Slight movement the first 4 to 6 seconds and increased sideways shaking the next few seconds. I had time to evaluate if I should take any action, put my pants on, take my phone and walk out of the room. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
La Candelaria Antigua Guatemala (39.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s : I was in bed. The bed began to shake. I recognised it as an earthquake but it was a bit stronger than others I have experienced so I was nervous in case it got stronger. I was planning my next move when it stopped. There was some noise from the building.   
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (50 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Nos agarró dormidos, saludos desde Mixvo | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
San Marcos La Laguna (78.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (50.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (53.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Almolonga, Quetzaltenango (105.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Escuintla (11.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Guatemala City (52.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Panajachel, Sololá (72.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez (34.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The tremor felt like a slow wave at first (reported through our app)  
Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez (35.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up (reported through our app)  
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (53.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (53.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa Escuintla (28.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Guatemala, San Jose Pinula (52.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Escuintla (10.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santa Rosa de Lima (53.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Guatemala City (53.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Algo fuerte, me desperto (reported through our app)  
Ahuachapán, Ahuachapán (103.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
Guatemala City (54.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guatemala - Villa Nueva (43.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Amatitlán (32.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City (53.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua Guatemala (39.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Escuintla, masagua (9.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Ilopango, San Salvador (189.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City (56.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (53 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Escuintla (8.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
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