Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 12 km south of Flores Costa Cuca, Departamento de Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, on 2020-10-12 00:06:54 -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 12 km south of Flores Costa Cuca, Departamento de Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, on 2020-10-12 00:06:54

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 98 km depth

12 Oct 06:14 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Oct 12, 2020 06:06:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-12 00:06:54
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 98.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.523°N / 91.856°W (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.523°S / 88.144°E
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (42 km / 26 mi)
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) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.098 km- 4 km NE of Nuevo San Carlos, GuatemalaINETER
5.1101 km44 Km ESE of Tapachula, GuatemalaGFZ
5.1120 km5.1 GuatemalaEMSC
5.1101 km4 Km NE of Nuevo San Carlos, GuatemalaUSGS
5.1106 km31 Km SSW of Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaGeoAu
5.0108 km44 Km Al SURESTE De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN

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Palin, Municipio de Palín, Escuintla (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)  
Retalhuleu (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)
Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, Sacatepéquez (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
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Sololá (75.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Santiago Atitlan, Sololá (68.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Almolonga, Quetzaltenango (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)
Palin, Municipio de Palín, Escuintla (125.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez (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)  
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