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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 24 km east of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, Guatemala, on Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm (GMT -6) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 24 km east of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, Guatemala, on Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm (GMT -6) Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 24 km east of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, Guatemala, on Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm (GMT -6)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Sep 21:32 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
25 Sep 21:38: Now using data updates from GFZ
25 Sep 21:50: Now using data updates from USGS
27 Sep 01:08: Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.4 mi) towards SW.
Update Sun, 25 Sep 2022, 21:36

Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported few minutes ago near Villanueva, Cortés, Honduras

We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Villanueva, Cortés, Honduras on 25 Sep 2022 (GMT) at approximately 21:29 GMT.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 25, 2022 21:30:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Sep 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.7906°N / 88.3833°W (Municipio de Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, Guatemala)
Antipode15.791°S / 91.617°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt143 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoYojoa (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) ENE of Puerto Barrios (Izabal) (pop: 56,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) E of Livingston (Izabal) (pop: 14,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) W of Puerto Cortés (Honduras) (pop: 48,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) WNW of Choloma (Cortés, Honduras) (pop: 139,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (38 mi) NE of Morales (Izabal) (pop: 19,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
167 km (104 mi) SSE of Hattieville (Cayo, Belize) (pop: 13,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
228 km (142 mi) NW of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
262 km (163 mi) ENE of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
199 km (124 mi) S of Saint George’s Cay Island (pop: 20) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
207 km (128 mi) SSW of Northern Cay Island (pop: 6) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
256 km (159 mi) S of Ambergris Cay Island (pop: 13,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 31.8°C (89 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from ENE
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
5.110 kmGuatemala: 19 Km NNW of Potrerillos, HondurasUSGS
5.143 kmGUATEMALAEMSC
5.110 kmGuatemala: HondurasRaspberryShake
5.72 km4 Km Al Sur De Puerto Barrios, GuatemalaINETER
5.010 kmGuatemala: HondurasGFZ
5.110 kmGuatemala: HondurasIRIS
5.010 kmGuatemala: HondurasGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 227 km / 141 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 (145)

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San Pedro Sula, Cortes,Honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : There were 2. First one at 15:28 super short 1 or 2 seconds house vibrated up an down, objects moved, walls made noise. Second one around 15:32 longer, house bounced up and down, walls made noise. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Billy White Village, Belize (173.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Two shocks, about 2 minutes apart. Second more intense than the first. The first was very light, lasted about 2 seconds. The second was a little more intense, felt the lateral shaking of my cabin. Internet went out for 3 hours afterwards. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Comayagua, Comayagua, Honduras (169.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Upper floor, back against the wall, I felt an ascending vibration, difficult to identify or explain, I didn't understand what it was at first. Left feeling nauseous. | One user found this interesting.  
comayaguela D.C Honduras (225.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : I was on the second floor and it started to move and the chair started to move horizontally and I could see it on the wall and on the computer that moved to the sides | One user found this interesting.  
Puerto Barrios (22 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was watching tv. And was scary. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Santa Elena,,,,, Cayo district,,, Belize / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Felt the floor jolt directly under my feet,the house sounded like someone had grasped it in their hands and gave it a shake,,,, sounded like a rumble went through the house | One user found this interesting.  
San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras. (56.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Estaba acostada en mi cama, en mi casa, pude sentir un movimiento muy fuerte sacudida. En San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras. Ya hemos sentido varias réplicas de sismos, yo tengo un sentido muy avanzado para percibir, no se si es que paso preocupo o pendiente de todo esto.  
Peña Blanca, Santa Cruz de yojoa, cortés, Hondur (98.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Se escucho las paredes vibrar, pero no hubieron daños. Ningún herido, solo mi abuela con una subida de presión.  
Belize (166.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : The furniture was rocking | One user found this interesting.  
San Pedro Sula, Cortés (53.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : pequeño temblor pero si se sintio. | One user found this interesting.  
San Pedro Sula / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Estaba estacionado dentro de mi auto, y el auto se sacudió fuerte como si alguien lo estuviera moviendo desde afuera  
San Salvador, El Salvador / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Se sintió un movimiento suave pero perceptible, lo sentí y lo confirmo ya que las llaves que tengo colgadas en la pared se movieron.  
MACUELIZO Santa Bárbara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Fueron tres primero más suave y corto y a los minutos más fuerte sonaron puertas y el techo y un poco más largo y como a los 4 minutos una réplica más suave  
Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortés (104.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : 25 de septiembre hubo un terremoto en santa cruz de yojoa aproximadamente de 4.8  
San Pedro Sula, Cortés (55.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
La Lima, Cortés (65.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Copan Ruinas, Copán (133.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán (227.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Pedro Sula, Cortés (54.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
San Pedro Sula (47.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
San Pedro Sula (52.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Estaba en la piscina cuando vi como el agua empezó a moverse de un lado para el logro de forma leve  
SAN PEDRO SULA (54.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 20-30 s : Que se sintió un zumbido y luego se sintió el leve temblor.  
Monkey river belize (55.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Santo Tomás de Castilla (27.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Travesia, Cortes (52.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Marcala, la paz, h (185.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Fear!  
villanueva, Honduras (67.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
San Pedro Sula, Cortés (55.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Peña Blanca, San Pedro Sula, Cortés (46.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Tegucigalpa, Rea Villas del Real (230.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Estaba sentada en la silla de mi escritorio , tiene ruedas y sentí moverme de un lado a otro,  
El Zapotal del Norte, Cortés (48.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 2, 2022 18:40
3 weeks ago
3.0

1 km
Honduras, 26 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Oct 10, 2022 05:23
7 weeks ago
3.6

2 km
23 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Oct 4, 2022 18:12
8 weeks ago
3.6

2 km
Caribbean Sea, Honduras, 29 km E of Puerto Barrios, GuatemalaMore
Oct 2, 2022 21:18
8 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
14 km N of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Oct 2, 2022 18:26
8 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
29 km NE of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 30, 2022 12:56
8 weeks ago - felt
4.7

1 km
14 Km Al Noreste De Puerto Barrios, GuatemalaMore
Sep 30, 2022 12:05
8 weeks ago - felt
4.1

10 km
Honduras, 23 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 29, 2022 22:59
8 weeks ago
4.2

5 km
Honduras, 35 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 28, 2022 21:14
8 weeks ago
3.9

5 km
27 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 26, 2022 03:56
9 weeks ago
3.2

1 km
23 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 25, 2022 22:57
9 weeks ago
3.9

2 km
22 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 25, 2022 22:48
9 weeks ago
3.4

2 km
20 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 25, 2022 22:42
9 weeks ago
4.0

3 km
Honduras, 20 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 25, 2022 22:28
9 weeks ago
4.0

2 km
20 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 25, 2022 22:15
9 weeks ago
3.6

1 km
22 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 25, 2022 21:51
9 weeks ago
3.9

1 km
Caribbean Sea, 34 km NE of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore
Sep 25, 2022 21:50
9 weeks ago
3.4

1 km
21 km E of Puerto Barrios, Departamento de Izabal, GuatemalaMore

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