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Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 10.2 km northeast of Zacapa, Guatemala, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 12:17 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 10.2 km northeast of Zacapa, Guatemala, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 12:17 am (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 10.2 km northeast of Zacapa, Guatemala, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 12:17 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 1 km depth

15 Aug 06:21 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
15 Aug 06:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.4. Epicenter location corrected by 0.7 km (0.5 mi) towards NNE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 2022 06:17:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Aug 15, 2022 at 12:17 am (GMT -6)
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.053°N / 89.485°W (Departamento de Zacapa, Guatemala)
Antipode15.053°S / 90.515°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt9 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoChiquimula Volcanic Field (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) NNE of Zacapa (pop: 36,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) E of Rio Hondo (Zacapa) (pop: 6,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) WSW of Gualan (Gualán, Zacapa) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Chiquimula (pop: 41,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) SSE of Panzos (Alta Verapaz) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) NNW of Esquipulas (Chiquimula) (pop: 20,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) NE of Jalapa (pop: 45,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) ENE of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 22.6°C (73 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 0 m/s (0 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.41 km11 Km Al Noreste De Zacapa, GuatemalaINETER


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 263 km / 163 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (9)

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Zacapa, Guatemala (11.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in the kitchen when I heard a big sound coming and after that the house started to shaking | One user found this interesting.  
QUEZALTEPEQUE, CHIQUIMULA (47 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : TEMBLOR DEBIL  
Gualan, Zacapa, Zacapa (15.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : Gualán (reported through our app)  
Llano largo Zacapa (5.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : In bed shake in my room  
Zacapa guatemala (10.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Zacapa  
Chiquimula (29.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Zacapa (10.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
Zacapa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Zacapa, Zacapa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Nice, very nice  

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