Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Near Coast of Guatemala on Sunday, 7 December 2014

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala, domingo, 07 dic. 2014

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala, domingo, 07 dic. 2014

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 28 km depth

7 Dec 12:18 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
Dec 7 14:10: Magnitud recalculada de 5.5 a 5.8.
Fecha & hora: 7 Dec 2014 12:11:31 UTC
Magnitud: 5.8
Profundidad: 28.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 13.87°N / 91.14°W (Océano Pacífico Norte, Guatemala)
Volcán mas cercano: Atitlán (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km al SSO de La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
35 km al O de San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
52 km al SSE de Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
53 km al SSO de Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
61 km al SO de Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
87 km al SO de Amatitlan (pop: 71,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
94 km al SO de Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
94 km al SO de Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
102 km al SO de Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
109 km al SO de Ciudad de Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
448 km al SO de Peter Douglas Cay Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
557 km al SO de Northern Cay Island (pop: 6) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.828 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
M 5.840 km OFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
M 5.643 km50km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, GuatemalaUSGS
M 5.515 kmNicaraguaINETER

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User reports for this quake (14)

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San Pedro la Laguna / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Marcos La Laguna / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up from sound sleep, cloak said 6:11 am. Windows & pictures shook, feet & sheets shook in bed. Everybody felt it in town!
Antigua, Guatemala / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I was woken up from a solid sleep, the bed felt as though it was swaying side to side. Lasted a few seconds.
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke me up. Rolling waves for a 20+ seconds. No damage.
San Marino (105.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shook for two waves. First one lasted for about 30 seconds, 10 second break, and shook for another 20 seconds.
Guatemala City / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Panajachel, Solola' Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antigua / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 130 km NE of epicenter) : I felt it, but I didn't run (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 223 km E of epicenter) : I looked up the seismic activing in the area, and this was the only activity that seemed to fit in the area and at about 6:13AM here in San Salvador when I felt it. (reported through EMSC)
Santa Tecla (El Salvador, 217 km E of epicenter) : Sunday morning. No alarm set. Was hoping to sleep late. Aaaargh! (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 122 km NE of epicenter) : Lasted several seconds. Started slow then built up to full power (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 122 km NE of epicenter) : gentle swaying that's all (reported through EMSC)
San Marcos La Laguna (Guatemala, 101 km N of epicenter) : We were all in bed & some already half awake but it shook our whole place & now everyone awake! We are all fine & no aftershocks so far. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 5.8 terremoto: Océano Pacífico Norte, 25 km al sur de La Gomera, Guatemala Sun, 7 Dec 2014 12:11

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 20 Dec 2014 08:25 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Dec 2014 15:03 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Dec 2014 05:55 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    25.7 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 2014 01:20 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Dec 2014 16:32 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 2014 04:00 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Dec 2014 22:52 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Dec 2014 21:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Dec 2014 21:16 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Dec 2014 19:41 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Dec 2014 14:09 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    30.1 km (18.7 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala, domingo, 07 dic. 2014
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