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M6.5 Quake Strikes Guatemala

Posted by feww on September 7, 2013

Strong quake strikes near Mexico-Guatemala border

The quake was centered at 14.7°N, 92.1°W and struck at a depth of about 68km, according to USGS/EHP.

The quake was felt strongly in the capital Guatemala City, about 170km to the east of the epicenter, but there were no immediate report of damage, as of posting.

The mainshock was followed by at least one significant aftershock measuring 5.4Mw.

Quake Details

Time: 2013-09-07 09:13:30 UTC+09:00
Location: 14.668°N 92.075°W
Depth: 67.7km

Nearby Cities

  • 6km (4mi) SW of Pajapita, Guatemala
  • 8km (5mi) E of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala
  • 20km (12mi) NE of Suchiate, Mexico
  • 22km (14mi) W of Coatepeque, Guatemala
  • 168km (104mi) W of Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

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Powerful Quake Kills Dozens, Leaves Hundreds Missing or Injured in Guatemala

Posted by feww on November 8, 2012

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[November 8, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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Powerful Quake Kills Dozens, Leaves Hundreds Missing or Injured in Guatemala


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 7.4
  • Date-Time: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 16:35:50 UTC
  • Location:  14.083°N, 91.916°W  (OFFSHORE GUATEMALA)
  • Depth: 41.6 km (25.9 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 24 km (14 miles) S of Champerico, Guatemala
    • 56 km (34 miles) SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala
    • 61 km (37 miles) SSW of San Sebastian, Guatemala
    • 61 km (37 miles) SSE of Suchiate, Mexico
  •   Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Tsunami: NO major tsunami reported, as of posting.

Death Toll: At least 39 deaths have been confirmed, with hundreds of others reported injured or missing.

Damage: Many buildings reportedly destroyed or damaged across the San Marcos region.

  • The authorities have declared a national alert advising  people to evacuate tall buildings in case of destructive aftershocks.
  • Dozens of aftershocks had occurred, as of posting, with at least five of  them measuring magnitude 5.0 or greater.
  • The tremor shook buildings as far away as Mexico City, some 1,000km NNW of the event.
  • The quake was the largest tremor to strike Guatemala since 1976 when 25,000 were killed in 7.5Mw, according to Guatemala’s Seismological Institute.
  • The quake follows a 7.6Mw shock which  struck beneath the Nicoya peninsula, 137 km (85 miles) west of  the capital, San Jose, in September.

Magnitude 6.3 Strikes Offshore VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 6.3
  • Date-Time: Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:01:51 UTC
  • Location: 49.185°N, 128.528°W (VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION)
  • Depth: 16.6 km (10.3 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 182 km (113 miles) SSW (204°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada
    • 254 km (158 miles) WSW (251°) from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
    • 301 km (187 miles) WNW (289°) from Neah Bay, WA
    • 392 km (244 miles) W (270°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Guatemala

Posted by feww on April 18, 2010

Strong quake measuring up to 5.7Mw strikes western Guatemala

The quake was centered at 14.526°N, 92.010°W and struck at a depth of about 57km on Sunday April 18, 2010 at 13:30:58 UTC.

The epicenter  was about 50 km (30 miles) SE of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
and 65 km (40 miles) WSW of Quezaltenango, Guatemala. There were no reports of damage or injuries, as of posting.

10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,90°W


Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Offshore Guatemala

Posted by feww on January 19, 2010

Quake Measuring Up to Magnitude 6.1 Strikes Offshore Guatemala

Strong earthquake measuring as large as 6.1Mw struck south of Guatemala about 85 km (55 miles) WSW of Santa Ana, El Salvador and 105 km (65 miles) SSE of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, at a depth of  about 50km on January 18, 2010 at 15:40 UTC.

This quake may (have) cause (caused) landslides in the mountainous regions of both El Salvador and Guatemala, which have not yet been detected (reported).

Tsunami Report

The quake was not large enough, and struck deep, to create a tsunami.

Location Reports:

The earthquake shook the buildings in El Salvador capital city of  San Salvador  causing panic among the residents, but did not cause any damage, according to Latin Press.

“We felt a tremor that was a bit strong. We are monitoring the area but there is no damage here. It was a light movement that lasted for a few seconds,” said a tourism official from the Guatemalan tourist office in Puerto Quetzal, on the country’s south coast, according to Reuters.

10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,90°W


Earthquake location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 5.8 [FEWW Estimate: As large as 6.1Mw ]
  • Date-Time:
    • Monday, January 18, 2010 at 15:40:27 UTC
    • Monday, January 18, 2010 at 09:40:27 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 13.696°N, 90.333°W
  • Depth: 54.8 km (34.1 miles)
  • Region: OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
  • Distances:
    • 85 km (55 miles) WSW of Santa Ana, El Salvador
    • 105 km (65 miles) SSE of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
    • 115 km (75 miles) W of SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
    • 1140 km (710 miles) ESE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6.3 km (3.9 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010rqb3

Seismic Hazard Map


Click image to enlarge. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW

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