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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 37 Km Al Norte De Sipacate, Guatemala on Monday, 14 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 37 Km Al Norte De Sipacate, Guatemala on Monday, 14 September 2020
14 Sep 14:35 UTC: Premier à signaler: INETER après 6 minutes.
14 Sep 15:35: Magnitude recalculée de 4.6 à 5.3. Profondeur recalculée de 127.0 à 132.0 km (de 79 à 82 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 27 km (16.7 mi) au NNE.
14 Sep 15:42: Profondeur recalculée de 132.0 à 131.0 km (de 82 à 81 mi).
Date & time: Monday, 14 September 2020 14:29 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-14 08:29:28
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 131.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.492°N / 91.052°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km SE de Pochuta (pop: 3,900)
10 km W de Yepocapa (pop: 9,000)
14 km SW de Acatenango (pop: 7,100)
50 km W de Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
50 km SW de Mixco (pop: 473,100)
60 km SW de Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-14 08:29:28 (14 Sep 14:29:28 UTC)M 5.3 / 131 km37 Km Al Norte De Sipacate, GuatemalaINETER
Mon, 14 Sep 14:29 UTCM 4.6 / 132 km GuatemalaGFZ
Mon, 14 Sep 14:29 UTCM 4.6 / 141 km GuatemalaEMSC
Mon, 14 Sep 14:29 UTCM 4.6 / 137.4 km8 Km E of Patulul, GuatemalaUSGS

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Philippines / not felt : I didn't felt it

Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake: 37 Km Al Norte De Sipacate, Guatemala, 14 Sep 2020 14:29

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 23 Sep 2020 17:26 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    127 km (78.9 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 37 Km Al Norte De Sipacate, Guatemala on Monday, 14 September 2020

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