Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.5 just reported 40 km southwest of San Jose, Guatemala
jue, 18 nov 2021, 17:1017:10 PM | POR: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.5 quake in Guatemala near San Jose, Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Thursday, November 18th, 2021, at 10:56 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
5.5 quake 18 Nov 10:56 am (GMT -6)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In San Jose (pop. 18,700) located 40 km from the epicenter, and La Gomera (pop. 24,000) 53 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop. 62,100) located 81 km from the epicenter, Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 85 km away, Palin (pop. 31,300) 94 km away, Alotenango (pop. 17,400) 99 km away, Mixco (pop. 473,100) 121 km away, and Guatemala City (pop. 994,900) 126 km away.
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Lo he sentido este temblor
Fecha & hora: Nov 18, 2021 10:56 am (GMT -6) local time (18 Nov 2021 16:56 GMT)
Prof.: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 13.61°N / 90.99°W (Departamento de La Libertad, Guatemala)
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
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