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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 30 Km Al Sur De Livingston, Guatemala, on 2020-10-13 18:40:01

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 30 Km Al Sur De Livingston, Guatemala, on 2020-10-13 18:40:01
14 Oct 00:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 9 minutes.
14 Oct 01:07: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 1.0 km (from 6.2 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.3 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 2020-10-14 12:40:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-13 18:40:01
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.572°N / 88.826°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Yojoa (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) N of Morales (pop: 19,000)
30 km (18 mi) SW of Lívingston (pop: 14,400)
30 km (19 mi) SW of Puerto Barrios (pop: 56,600)
86 km (54 mi) W of San Pedro Sula (pop: 489,500)
192 km (120 mi) NE of Santa Ana (pop: 176,700)
209 km (130 mi) NE of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 25°C (77 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSW
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

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
2020-10-14 00:40:01 UTC
2020-10-13 18:40:01
M 5.0 / 1 km30 Km Al Sur De Livingston, GuatemalaINETER
2020-10-14 00:40:02 UTC
13 Oct 6:40 pm (GMT -6)
M 4.3 / 10 km40 Km SW of Puerto Barrios, GuatemalaEMSC

User reports for this quake (10)

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57.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fuerte estaba en el hotel en la entrada copan, Occidente del honduras y empezó a moverse las paredes del hotel | One user found this interesting.
Santa Rosa de Copán (89.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Sentado en silla secretarial frente a escritorio, la silla se movió y la puerta corrediza de vidrio tembló fuerte junto con las cortinas. Lampara colgante se movió. | One user found this interesting.
89.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short : The blinds of my windows where trembling. | One user found this interesting.
Barranco Village, Toledo District, Belize (64.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
106.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Benque Viejo Town, Cayo District (136 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Rio Dulce, Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : We were on our sailboat, tied loosely to a dock. The boat was shaken in a way not at all commonly experienced on a boat. It could only be described as an earthquake. The boat rattled and heaved a bit. Boats don't normally move this way. | 3 users found this interesting.
Cayuga, Izabal / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Scare | One user found this interesting.
Peña Blanca, Honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San pedro sula honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 30 Km Al Sur De Livingston, Guatemala, 2020-10-13 18:40:01

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 14 Oct 2020 10:17 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 30 Km Al Sur De Livingston, Guatemala, on 2020-10-13 18:40:01
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 08 Sep 2017 04:49
    | 8.1 |
    60km / 37mi
    |
    3 years ago
    |
    537km / 333mi
    | Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico
  • 17 Jun 1928 03:19
    | 7.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    92 years ago
    |
    833km / 517mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 15 Apr 1907 06:08
    | 7.8 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    114 years ago
    |
    912km / 567mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 23 Sep 1902 20:18
    | 7.8 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    449km / 279mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 13 Jan 2001 17:33
    | 7.7 |
    60km / 37mi
    |
    20 years ago
    |
    281km / 175mi
    | Offshore El Salvador
  • 02 Sep 1992 00:16
    | 7.7 |
    45km / 28mi
    |
    28 years ago
    |
    455km / 283mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua
  • 29 Nov 1978 19:52
    | 7.7 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    42 years ago
    |
    832km / 517mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 06 Aug 1942 23:37
    | 7.7 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    78 years ago
    |
    313km / 195mi
    | Offshore Guatemala
  • 14 Jan 1903 01:47
    | 7.7 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    986km / 613mi
    | Off the Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 05 Sep 2012 14:42
    | 7.6 |
    40km / 25mi
    |
    8 years ago
    |
    727km / 452mi
    | 12km ESE of Hojancha, Costa Rica
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