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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 63 Km Al Noreste De Zacapa, Guatemala on Thursday, 15 October 2020

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 63 Km Al Noreste De Zacapa, Guatemala on Thursday, 15 October 2020
15 Oct 21:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
15 Oct 22:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.5. Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.1 mi) towards NNE.
Date & time: Thursday, 15 October 2020 21:40 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-15 15:40:58
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.286°N / 89.046°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Chiquimula Volcanic Field (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NE of Los Amates (pop: 3,400)
32 km (20 mi) W of La Ruidosa (pop: 800)
33 km (20 mi) SW of Morales (pop: 19,000)
112 km (70 mi) SW of San Pedro Sula (pop: 489,500)
173 km (108 mi) NE of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
178 km (111 mi) N of San Salvador (pop: 526,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 29.6°C (85 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-15 15:40:58 (15 Oct 21:40:58 UTC)M 4.5 / 1 km63 Km Al Noreste De Zacapa, GuatemalaINETER
Thu, 15 Oct 21:40 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km7 Km NE of Los Amates, GuatemalaUSGS
Thu, 15 Oct 21:40 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km39 Km ENE of Gualán, GuatemalaEMSC

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
114.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
114.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
206.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 63 Km Al Noreste De Zacapa, Guatemala on Thursday, 15 October 2020
    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
    |
    510km / 317mi
    | Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico
  • 17 Jun 1928 03:19
    | 7.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    92 years ago
    |
    813km / 505mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 15 Apr 1907 06:08
    | 7.8 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    114 years ago
    |
    894km / 555mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 23 Sep 1902 20:18
    | 7.8 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    431km / 268mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 13 Jan 2001 17:33
    | 7.7 |
    60km / 37mi
    |
    20 years ago
    |
    252km / 157mi
    | Offshore El Salvador
  • 02 Sep 1992 00:16
    | 7.7 |
    45km / 28mi
    |
    28 years ago
    |
    435km / 270mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua
  • 29 Nov 1978 19:52
    | 7.7 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    42 years ago
    |
    812km / 505mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 06 Aug 1942 23:37
    | 7.7 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    78 years ago
    |
    275km / 171mi
    | Offshore Guatemala
  • 14 Jan 1903 01:47
    | 7.7 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    962km / 598mi
    | Off the Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 05 Sep 2012 14:42
    | 7.6 |
    40km / 25mi
    |
    8 years ago
    |
    714km / 444mi
    | 12km ESE of Hojancha, Costa Rica
  • Show all

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