Tuesday 26 March 2013

Earthquake in Guatemala

Magnitude 6.2 quake – GUATEMALA

The quake was initially reported as magnitude 5.8, though it was quickly upgraded to 6.2.

Guatemala Emergency Services official says no initial reports of damage or victims, but authorities are still assessing the situation.

Earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 and over have the potential of causing severe damage.

The earthquake was recorded as being about 150km underground. The depth is likely to have reduced its impact upon the city.

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 23:02:14 UTC
Monday, March 25, 2013 at 05:02:14 PM at epicenter
14.599°N, 90.428°W
200.5 km (124.6 miles)
6 km (3 miles) NNW of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala
7 km (4 miles) ENE of Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala
10 km (6 miles) ESE of Guatemala City, Guatemala
10 km (6 miles) SW of Palencia, Guatemala
horizontal +/- 19.7 km (12.2 miles); depth +/- 11.4 km (7.1 miles)
NST= 85, Nph= 91, Dmin=346.2 km, Rmss=1.19 sec, Gp=104°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

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