Terremoto moderado mag. 5.3 - 10.5 km SSE of Escuintla, Guatemala, Sunday, 27 Sep. 2020 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.3 - 10.5 km SSE of Escuintla, Guatemala, Sunday, 27 Sep. 2020

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.3 at 107 km depth

27 Sep 09:47 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
27 Sep 09:52: Magnitud recalculada de 5.2 a 5.3. Profundidad recalculada de 117.0 a 107.0 km (de 73 a 66 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 4.9 km (3 mi) al WSW.
Fecha & hora: 27 Sep 2020 09:40:56 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 27 Sep 3:40 am (GMT -6)
Magnitud: 5.3
Profundidad: 107.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 14.21°N / 90.76°W (Escuintla, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala)
Volcán mas cercano: Pacaya (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km al E de Masagua (Escuintla) (pop: 10,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
10 km al SSE de Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
23 km al SSO de Palin (Palín, Escuintla) (pop: 31,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
32 km al ESE de Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (Escuintla) (pop: 62,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
33 km al SSO de Amatitlan (Guatemala) (pop: 71,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
39 km al SSO de Petapa (Guatemala) (pop: 141,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
39 km al SO de Villa Canales (Guatemala) (pop: 122,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
40 km al SSO de Villa Nueva (Guatemala) (pop: 406,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
50 km al SSO de Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
55 km al SSO de Ciudad de Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 15.2°C (59 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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RevistaProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
5.3107 km- 6 km ENE of Masagua, GuatemalaGFZ
5.3110 km46 Km SSW of Mixco, GuatemalaEMSC
5.722 km17 Km Al Norte De Sipacate, GuatemalaINETER
5.3106 km5 Km E of Masagua, GuatemalaUSGS
5.3120 km45 Km SSW of Guatemala City, GuatemalaGeoAu
5.3124 km10 Km NNW of Cobán, GuatemalaBMKG

User reports for this quake (82)

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Palin, Municipio de Palín, Escuintla (20.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was lay down. I heard the sound coming while the tremble increased. My window and the walls cracked. The dogs were barking a few seconds before and during the earthquake. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Villa Nueva, Guatemala (44.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Slight movement the first 4 to 6 seconds and increased sideways shaking the next few seconds. I had time to evaluate if I should take any action, put my pants on, take my phone and walk out of the room. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
La Candelaria Antigua Guatemala (39.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s : I was in bed. The bed began to shake. I recognised it as an earthquake but it was a bit stronger than others I have experienced so I was nervous in case it got stronger. I was planning my next move when it stopped. There was some noise from the building. All the dogs in the neighbourhood started barking.  
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (50 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Nos agarró dormidos, saludos desde Mixvo | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
San Marcos La Laguna (78.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (50.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (53.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Almolonga, Quetzaltenango (105.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Escuintla (11.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Guatemala City (52.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Panajachel, Sololá (72.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez (34.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The tremor felt like a slow wave at first (reported through our app)  
Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez (35.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up (reported through our app)  
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (53.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (53.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa Escuintla (28.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Guatemala, San Jose Pinula (52.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Escuintla (10.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santa Rosa de Lima (53.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Guatemala City (53.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Algo fuerte, me desperto (reported through our app)  
Ahuachapán, Ahuachapán (103.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
Guatemala City (54.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guatemala - Villa Nueva (43.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Amatitlán (32.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City (53.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua Guatemala (39.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Escuintla, masagua (9.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Ilopango, San Salvador (189.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala City (56.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (53 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Escuintla (8.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
San Pedro la Laguna Solola Guatemaa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : I was reading on the couch and felt the floor beneath me shifting back and forth and heard The drinking glasses in our cabinet clanking together.  
San Pedro la Laguna Solola Guatemaa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : I was reading on the couch and felt the floor beneath me shifting back and forth and heard The drinking glasses in our cabinet clanking together.  
San Pedro la Laguna Solola Guatemaa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : I was reading on the couch and felt the floor beneath me shifting back and forth and heard The drinking glasses in our cabinet clanking together.  
zona 2 / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 5-10 s : nos despertó gracias a Dios todos bien solo el susto | One user found this interesting.  
El Paredon, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
El Paredon, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : My bed was rocking and could hear the lights swing also  
Chicago Illinois / not felt
Guatemala City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Sibinal Guatemala / not felt
Antigua, Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Santa Lucia Milpas Altas Sacatepequez,Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : I felt a rolling motion back and forth I was sleep and wake me up It felt smooth  
Felton, CA 95018 / not felt
San Miguel Petapa / not felt
San Pedro Las Huertas / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Sleeping but felt it.  
Hotel Barcelo Guatemala City on 7th floor / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : My bed was shaking and travelled away from the way twice  
Villa Nueva / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating : Pacaya Volcano is strongly erupting.  
Ciudad Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Fue sensible nos despertó  
Ciudad de Guatemala, zona 2. / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Z.7 ciudad de Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Carretera al Salvador Km 26.5 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Guatemala, ciudad / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
Guatemala city / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mixco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ciudad de Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Villa Canales, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guatemala / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s : Estaba dormido y me despierto  
Villa Nueva Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antigua Guatemala / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
San Pedro el Panorama, Antigua, Sacatepequez / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Guatemala City Zona 10 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palin, Escuintla / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Antigua guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Sound  
Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s
San lucas / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : The rocking woke me up. My dog barked  
San José Pinula (Guatemala, 59 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento leve (reported through EMSC)  
San Pedro La Laguna (Guatemala, 72 km NW of epicenter) : Put the covers over my head what a shaker in. San pedro la Laguna (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Nueva (Guatemala, 45 km NE of epicenter) : Sensible (reported through EMSC)  
Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala, 41 km N of epicenter) : Me despertó, movimiento leve. (reported through EMSC)  
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 58 km NE of epicenter) : Me despertó. Fue algo largo. (reported through EMSC)  
Santa Catarina Pinula (Guatemala, 52 km NE of epicenter) : We were sleeping and it woke us up! (reported through EMSC)  
Mixco (Guatemala, 52 km NE of epicenter) : Fue un poco largo no se sintió tan fuerte pero si como que no acababa (reported through EMSC)  
Mixco (Guatemala, 52 km NE of epicenter) : Just woke up to an earthquake. Lasted approximately 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Pastores (Guatemala, 44 km N of epicenter) : Movimiento leve (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Nueva (Guatemala, 43 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió por todos en casa (reported through EMSC)  
Jocotenango (Guatemala, 42 km N of epicenter) : Woke up (reported through EMSC)  
Amatitlán (Guatemala, 35 km NE of epicenter) : Amatitlán se sintio mecidoy ladraron los perros (reported through EMSC)  
Iztapa (Guatemala, 31 km S of epicenter) : me despertó (reported through EMSC)  
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