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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 4 km NE of Nuevo San Carlos, Guatemala on Monday, 12 October 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 4 km NE of Nuevo San Carlos, Guatemala on Monday, 12 October 2020
12 Oct 06:14 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Monday, 12 October 2020 06:06 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-12 00:06:54
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 98.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.523°N / 91.856°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) S of Flores Costa Cuca (pop: 12,000)
16 km (10 mi) SW of El Asintal (pop: 6,200)
19 km (12 mi) SW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200)
135 km (84 mi) W of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
137 km (85 mi) W of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
145 km (90 mi) W of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 20.6°C (69 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-12 00:06:54 (12 Oct 06:06:54 UTC)M 5.0 / 98 km- 4 km NE of Nuevo San Carlos, GuatemalaINETER
Mon, 12 Oct 06:06 UTCM 5.1 / 101 km44 Km ESE of Tapachula, GuatemalaGFZ
Mon, 12 Oct 06:06 UTCM 5.1 / 120 km5.1 GuatemalaEMSC
Mon, 12 Oct 06:06 UTCM 5.1 / 100.5 km4 Km NE of Nuevo San Carlos, GuatemalaUSGS
Mon, 12 Oct 06:06 UTCM 5.1 / 106.3 km31 Km SSW of Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaGeoAu
2020-10-12 01:06:56 (Hora de México) (12 Oct 06:06:56 UTC)M 5.0 / 108 km44 Km Al SURESTE De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN

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122.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I felt a hard shake at the beginning, I thought my cat had jumped on my bed but I noticed that the movement continued but weak, very weak. (reported through our app)
20.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke from sound sleep by shaking.
Nuevo Progreso, San Marcos, Guatemala (30.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
129.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
san marcos la laguna (67.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
75.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
68.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
53.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Antigua Guatemala (120.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Nuevo Progreso, San Marcos, Guatemala (30.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
125.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
43 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
guatemala city, / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : Shaked side to side for a very long time... on the 15th floor
san marcos la laguna, solala, guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : S/n jolt
Suchitepequez / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tiquisate Escuintla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Coatepeque (Guatemala, 34 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte, se movieron los objetos (reported through EMSC)
Santiago Sacatepéquez (Guatemala, 87 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió temblor por 5 segundos, Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala (reported through EMSC)
Coatepeque (Guatemala, 41 km W of epicenter) : Fue una sacudida muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: 4 km NE of Nuevo San Carlos, Guatemala, 12 Oct 2020 06:06

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 4 km NE of Nuevo San Carlos, Guatemala on Monday, 12 October 2020

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