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Mag. 3.0 quake - North Pacific Ocean, 78 km southeast of San Jose, Guatemala, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 12:09 am (GMT -6) -

A light magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Guatemala shortly after midnight, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 at 12.09 am local time (GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 12 km (7 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 3.0 quake - North Pacific Ocean, 78 km southeast of San Jose, Guatemala, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 12:09 am (GMT -6) Mag. 3.0 quake - North Pacific Ocean, 78 km southeast of San Jose, Guatemala, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 12:09 am (GMT -6)

Weak magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 12 km depth

28 Nov 06:14 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 28, 2023 06:09:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 12:09 am (GMT -6)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude3.0
Depth12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.371°N / 90.39°W Guatemala
Also near: El Salvador 52 km (32 mi) away
Seismic antipode13.371°S / 89.61°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoMoyuta (80 km / 50 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 28.7°C (84 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Acajutla, a town with 23,000 inhabitants in El Salvador, in 66 km (41 mi) distance to the northeast, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
66 km (41 mi)
NE of epicenter
Acajutla
(pop: 22,800)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
66 km (41 mi)
NE of epicenter
San Francisco Menéndez
(pop: 1,260)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Ahuachapan
70 km (44 mi)
N of epicenter
Pasaco
(pop: 1,870)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
71 km (44 mi)
NW of epicenter
Iztapa
(pop: 4,020)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Escuintla
73 km (45 mi)
NE of epicenter
Guaymango
(pop: 1,520)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Ahuachapan
78 km (48 mi)
NW of epicenter
San Jose
(pop: 18,700)
I: Not felt
Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla
79 km (49 mi)
N of epicenter
Chiquimulilla
(pop: 12,800)
I: Not felt
Santa Rosa
80 km (50 mi)
N of epicenter
San Juan Tecuaco
(pop: 2,210)
I: Not felt
Santa Rosa
81 km (51 mi)
NE of epicenter
Moyuta
(pop: 8,150)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
82 km (51 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sonsonate
(pop: 59,500)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
83 km (52 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sonzacate
(pop: 15,400)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
85 km (53 mi)
NE of epicenter
Ahuachapan
(pop: 34,100)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Ahuachapan
87 km (54 mi)
NE of epicenter
Juayua
(pop: 9,940)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
88 km (55 mi)
NE of epicenter
Izalco
(pop: 19,200)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
95 km (59 mi)
NE of epicenter
Jalpatagua
(pop: 10,500)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
96 km (59 mi)
N of epicenter
Pueblo Nuevo Viñas
(pop: 4,210)
I: Not felt
Santa Rosa
97 km (60 mi)
NE of epicenter
Comapa
(pop: 1,490)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
98 km (61 mi)
N of epicenter
Oratorio
(pop: 10,200)
I: Not felt
Santa Rosa
99 km (61 mi)
N of epicenter
Guanagazapa
(pop: 2,840)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Escuintla
101 km (63 mi)
N of epicenter
Cuilapa
(pop: 16,500)
I: Not felt
Santa Rosa
103 km (64 mi)
NE of epicenter
Chalchuapa
(pop: 32,300)
I: Not felt
Santa Ana
104 km (65 mi)
N of epicenter
Barberena
(pop: 30,500)
I: Not felt
Santa Rosa
105 km (65 mi)
NW of epicenter
Masagua
(pop: 10,000)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Escuintla
107 km (66 mi)
NW of epicenter
La Gomera
(pop: 24,000)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Escuintla
112 km (70 mi)
NW of epicenter
Escuintla
(pop: 103,200)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Escuintla
113 km (70 mi)
NW of epicenter
La Democracia
(pop: 5,480)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Escuintla
113 km (70 mi)
N of epicenter
Nueva Santa Rosa
(pop: 10,100)
I: Not felt
Santa Rosa
113 km (70 mi)
NE of epicenter
Santa Ana
(pop: 176,700)
I: Not felt
Santa Ana
114 km (71 mi)
NE of epicenter
Atescatempa
(pop: 11,500)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
115 km (72 mi)
NE of epicenter
Jutiapa
(pop: 34,300)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
116 km (72 mi)
E of epicenter
La Libertad
(pop: 16,900)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
120 km (74 mi)
N of epicenter
Palin
(pop: 31,300)
I: Not felt
Palin, Departamento de Escuintla
125 km (78 mi)
E of epicenter
Santa Tecla
(pop: 124,700)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
127 km (79 mi)
NW of epicenter
Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa
(pop: 112,800)
I: Not felt
Santa Lucia Cotzulmalguapa, Departamento de Escuintla
130 km (81 mi)
NE of epicenter
Asuncion
(pop: 15,600)
I: Not felt
Asuncion Mita, Jutiapa
135 km (84 mi)
NW of epicenter
Concepcion
(pop: 11,100)
I: Not felt
Municipio de Nueva Concepcion, Departamento de Escuintla
142 km (88 mi)
N of epicenter
Guatemala
(pop: 994,900)
I: Not felt
Guatemala
146 km (91 mi)
NW of epicenter
Pueblo Nuevo
(pop: 18,200)
I: Not felt
Municipality of Tiquisate, Departamento de Escuintla
148 km (92 mi)
NE of epicenter
Metapan
(pop: 19,100)
I: Not felt
Santa Ana
149 km (93 mi)
NW of epicenter
Santa Barbara
(pop: 17,200)
I: Not felt
Suchitepeque
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-11-28
Epicenter Agency
3.0 12 km
7.5 mi
06:09:39 52 Km Al Sur De Las Brisas, Guatemala INETER

Seismograms

Seismic station: Montecristo, El Salvador (SNET/SV network) | Distance from quake: 130 km / 81 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Montecristo, El Salvador: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
Seismic station: volcan San Cristobal, Nicaragua (CRIN/NU network) | Distance from quake: 373 km / 232 mi | Show on map | Station Info
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 4,300 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.42 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.4 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 3.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 53 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 206 quakes per year (or 17.2 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 388 quakes per year (or 32.4 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 424 quakes per year (or 35.4 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a very high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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