Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 84 km south of San Jose, Guatemala, on Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 11:57 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 84 km south of San Jose, Guatemala, on Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 11:57 am (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 84 km south of San Jose, Guatemala, on Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 11:57 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 25 km depth

19 Jun 18:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
19 Jun 18:15: Now using data updates from USGS
19 Jun 18:27: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 28.0 to 24.9 km (from 17.4 to 15.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards SW.
Update Sun, 19 Jun 2022, 18:09
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near San Jose, Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala
4.9 quake 19 Jun 11:57 am (GMT -6)
4.9 quake 19 Jun 11:57 am (GMT -6)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near San Jose, Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala, was reported only 12 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Sunday, June 19th, 2022, at 11:57 am local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.9 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.3.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Jose (pop. 18,700) located 82 km from the epicenter, and Iztapa (pop. 4,000) 83 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 19, 2022 17:57:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 11:57 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth24.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.1861°N / 90.6721°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode13.186°S / 89.328°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTecuamburro (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities83 km (52 mi) S of Iztapa (pop: 4,020) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) SSE of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (77 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) S of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) S of Mixco (pop: 473,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) S of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (102 mi) S of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (106 mi) WSW of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.3°C (81 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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
5.125 km82 Km S of Iztapa, GuatemalaUSGS
5.160 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
5.314 km97 Km Al Sur De Izatapa, GuatemalaINETER
5.125 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaRaspberryShake
4.910 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
5.168 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGeoAu

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Colonia palmas verde / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Light shaking roughly East to West. 4th floor building | 2 users found this interesting.  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 19, 2022 22:39
7 weeks ago
3.9

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km S of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jun 19, 2022 18:47
7 weeks ago
3.8

3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 86 km S of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jun 19, 2022 18:34
7 weeks ago
3.5

8 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km S of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jun 19, 2022 18:26
7 weeks ago
3.2

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 74 km S of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jun 19, 2022 18:19
7 weeks ago
3.1

4 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km S of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Jun 19, 2022 18:06
7 weeks ago
3.0

3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 77 km S of San Jose, GuatemalaMore

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