Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 119 km southwest of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 2020-10-23 12:21:17 -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 119 km southwest of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 2020-10-23 12:21:17

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 15 km depth

23 Oct 18:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
23 Oct 18:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 34.0 to 29.0 km (from 21 to 18 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.6 km (1.6 mi) towards NW.
23 Oct 18:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.0 to 15.0 km (from 18 to 9.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.9 km (4.3 mi) towards E.
Date & time: 23 Oct 2020 18:21:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-23 12:21:17
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.927°N / 91.341°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) S of Nueva Concepcion (Nueva Concepción) (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WSW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) S of Solola (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Antigua Guatemala (pop: 39,400) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SW of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 31°C (88 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.815 km- 11 km E of Nueva Concepción, GuatemalaINETER
M 4.275 km46 Km WSW of Escuintla, GuatemalaEMSC
M 4.275 km11 Km E of Nueva Concepción, GuatemalaUSGS

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Antigua Guatemala (97.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Mild shaking of short duration. Nothing too scary. (reported through our app)
115.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
447.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Santa Lucía Milpas Altas (101.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
106.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 89 km NE of epicenter) : En Amatitlan, Guatemala (reported through EMSC)
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