Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 46 km southwest of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala, on Friday, Jun 10, 2022 at 2:18 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 46 km southwest of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala, on Friday, Jun 10, 2022 at 2:18 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 46 km southwest of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala, on Friday, Jun 10, 2022 at 2:18 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 82 km depth

10 Jun 08:22 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
10 Jun 08:25: Now using data updates from GFZ
10 Jun 08:34: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 10 Jun 2022, 08:30
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Municipio de Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala
4.8 quake 10 Jun 2:18 am (GMT -6)
4.8 quake 10 Jun 2:18 am (GMT -6)
An intermediate magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported early morning near Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Municipio de Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Friday, June 10th, 2022, at 2:18 am local time at an intermediate depth of 101 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.0.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Concepcion (pop. 11,100) located 4 km from the epicenter, Pueblo Nuevo (pop. 18,200) 14 km away, La Gomera (pop. 24,000) 26 km away, Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop. 62,100) 30 km away, Chicacao (pop. 20,400) 39 km away, Santiago Atitlan (pop. 33,300) 49 km away, Escuintla (pop. 103,200) 52 km away, Villa Nueva (pop. 406,800) 81 km away, Mixco (pop. 473,100) 85 km away, and Guatemala (pop. 994,900) 94 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 10, 2022 08:18:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jun 10, 2022 at 2:18 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.9
Depth81.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.059°N / 91.3401°W (Municipio de Nueva Concepcion, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala)
Antipode14.059°S / 88.66°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt66 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoAtitlán (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities16 km (10 mi) SSW of Concepcion (Nueva Concepción, Escuintla) (pop: 11,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) S of Pueblo Nuevo (Escuintla) (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) W of La Gomera (Escuintla) (pop: 24,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) SW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (Escuintla) (pop: 62,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) SW of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (68 mi) SW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 24.2°C (76 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.982 km16 Km SSW of Nueva Concepción, GuatemalaUSGS
4.982 kmGUATEMALAEMSC
4.982 kmGuatemalaRaspberryShake
5.241 km9 Km Al Sur De El Semillero, GuatemalaINETER
4.983 kmGuatemalaGFZ
5.0108 kmGuatemalaGeoAu

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ESTACION reformita Guatemala City (104.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : I heard noises on my laundry room and was searching the source. Then, I felt the floor moving and wondered If I was dizzy due to lack of sleep. Then I realized the walls were moving. I saw my chandelier swinging which confirmed the quake. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (105.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 minutes : sE tHE DESKTOP AN THE LAMPS MOVED AND THE SOUND OF BUILDING MATERIAL WAS "CRACK" FLOOR 10TH IS SEVERAL SENSATION | One user found this interesting.  
San Juan la laguna (71 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Woke me from sleep. Room shaking. Thought it was heavy wind initially due to storm and heavy rain earlier but rain had stopped.  
Villa Nueva, Guatemala (97.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Estaba acostada en mi cama cuando empezó a temblar y se empezó a hacer más fuerte pero por suerte paro rápido  
Pastores, Departamento de Sacatepéquez (86.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estaba acostado y se escuche un crujido y se empezó a mover todo en mi cuarto y la cama también duró como 15 segundos  
guatem (102.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 10-15 s : It has been raining the whole day, it was really strong and consistent. | One user found this interesting.  
Guatemala City (109.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : It was a bit strong horizontal shake | One user found this interesting.  
Fraccion Buenavista / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Shaking of bed and windows woke me, stopped almost immediately once I gained full consciousness. Located approx. 60km NE of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.  
San Marcos la Laguna, Solola, Lake Atitlán / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : It woke me up out of a deep sleep. I was very confused and processing whether or not it was a big truck. I didn’t get out of bed. But I did decide it was a quake after it passed because there were no engine sounds. I noted the time and went back to bed.  
La Antigua Guatemala. / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s : Una vibración suave acompañada de una baja frecuencia suave y al final un jalón suave.Vivo en La Antigua Guatemala.Entre 3 y 4 de magnitud.  
San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá (69.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá (69.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala Guatemala (111.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Guazacapan santa Rosa (99.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Estaba durmiendo y mi cama se sacudio  
Tecpan Guatemala, Chimaltenango (88 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Guatemala (99.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Zaragoza, Chimaltenango (81.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging
Mixco, Guatemala (102.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s
Chimaltenango (87.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake (reported through our app)
Retalhuleu (64.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
35 km of San Cristobal, Alta Verapaz (195.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : CAPITAL (reported through our app)  
Guatemala (106 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
San Mateo, Quetzaltenango (92.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : It was a rocking since i was is bed.  
Zona 2 Ciudad de Guatemala (111.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Alotenango, Sacatepéquez (76.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Guatemala (104.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Algo fuerte desde un nivel alto  
Chimaltenango (86 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 minutes : Sleeping and the shaking woke me up  
Villa Nueva, Guatemala (96.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estava estudiando  
Palin (75.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 5-10 s : Fue fuerte  
Antigua guatemala (86.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Zaragoza, Chimaltenango (81.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Estaba en mi cama dormido y fue una sacudida corta pero miy fuerte  
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