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Latest quakes in or near Zacapa, Guatemala - list, stats and map

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Mag. 3.5 earthquake 21 km northwest of Zacapa, Zacapa, Guatemala - Feb 11, 2024 -
Strongest since 2023Mag. 4.0 21 km east of Zacapa, Zacapa, Guatemala - Oct 10, 2023 -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 06:21 GMT -
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Number of quakes per year

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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Zacapa in the past 24 hours.

Since 2023, Zacapa has had 21 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 4.0:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 4
  • 9 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 11 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
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Showing all recent or significant quakes since 2023, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance (21 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Feb 11, 02:38 pm (Guatemala)
Feb 11, 20:38 GMT

3.5

13 km
21 km northwest of Zacapa, Zacapa, Guatemala More
Friday, February 9, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 9, 09:24 am (Guatemala)
Feb 9, 15:24 GMT

2.8

5 km
21 km south of Chiquimula, Chiquimula, Guatemala More
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 24, 01:47 am (Guatemala)
Jan 24, 07:47 GMT

2.8

148 km
32 km southeast of Chiquimula, Chiquimula, Guatemala More
Thursday, December 28, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 28, 2023 11:56 am (Guatemala)
Dec 28, 2023 17:56 GMT

2.9

5 km
25 km south of Chiquimula, Chiquimula, Guatemala More
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 6, 2023 05:01 am (Guatemala)
Dec 6, 2023 11:01 GMT

3.1

5 km
43 km east of Chiquimula, Chiquimula, Guatemala More
Monday, November 27, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 27, 2023 05:38 am (GMT +0)
Nov 27, 2023 05:38 GMT

2.5

5 km
5.9 km south of Gualan, Zacapa, Guatemala More
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 14, 2023 06:02 pm (Guatemala)
Nov 15, 2023 00:02 GMT

3.8

285 km
44 km northeast of Zacapa, Zacapa, Guatemala More
Sunday, October 29, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 29, 2023 05:14 pm (Guatemala)
Oct 29, 2023 23:14 GMT

2.6

80 km
17 km south of Chiquimula, Chiquimula, Guatemala More
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 10, 2023 04:43 am (Guatemala)
Oct 10, 2023 10:43 GMT

4.0

305 km
21 km east of Zacapa, Zacapa, Guatemala More
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 27, 2023 06:37 am (Guatemala)
Sep 27, 2023 12:37 GMT

2.9

10 km
Alta Verapaz, 42 km northwest of Zacapa, Zacapa, Guatemala More
Monday, September 4, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 4, 2023 02:24 am (Guatemala)
Sep 4, 2023 08:24 GMT

3.1

6 km
20 km east of Chiquimula, Chiquimula, Guatemala More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.1 x 1011 joules (58.3 megawatt hours, equivalent to 50.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Montecristo, El Salvador (SNET/SV network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Montecristo, El Salvador: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 60 quakes on average per year in or near Zacapa, Guatemala:
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 0.3 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.3 years)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 2.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 5.8 quakes per year
Zacapa has a moderate level of seismic activity. However, Zacapa has had at least 16 quakes above magnitude 4 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Zacapa, Guatemala, by magnitude

3 years
10 years
Mag
 
Number of quakes (54 in total as 100%)
7+
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no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
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no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
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no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (5.56%)
3+
23 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (42.59%)
2+
28 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (51.85%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (60 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (6.67%)
3+
26 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (43.33%)
2+
30 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (50%)

Number of earthquakes over time

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Zacapa Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Zacapa, Guatemala?

Zacapa has a moderate level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 60 quakes on average per year in or near Zacapa, Guatemala. However, Zacapa has had at least 16 quakes above magnitude 4 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Zacapa?

The last earthquake in Zacapa occurred 3 weeks ago and had a magnitude of 3.5:

Mag. 3.5 earthquake 21 km northwest of Zacapa, Zacapa, Guatemala - Feb 11, 2024 -

A light magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit 21 km (13 mi) away from Zacapa, Zacapa,  Guatemala, in the early afternoon of Sunday, Feb 11, 2024 at 2.38 pm local time (America/Guatemala GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 13 km (8 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Zacapa since 2023?

Since 2023, Zacapa has been shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 4.0, 9 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 11 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Zacapa since 2023?

The strongest earthquake in Zacapa since 2023 had a magnitude of 4.0 and occurred 21 weeks ago:

Mag. 4.0 earthquake 21 km east of Zacapa, Zacapa, Guatemala - Oct 10, 2023 -

A moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit 21 km (13 mi) away from Zacapa, Zacapa,  Guatemala, in the early morning of Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 at 4.43 am local time (America/Guatemala GMT -6). The quake had a great depth of 305 km (190 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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