Guatemala – M 5.2 – Moderate earthquake near the coast

The Guatemala earthquake measured in the Honduras station of Tegucigalpa a few minutes after the quake.

Earthquake Report comment :
This earthquake has been felt as a light shaking in the southern part of the country.
Epicenter was close to La gomera (24,000 inhabitants) and only 35 km from Escuintla (population:103,615).
As the hypocenter was at a depth of 62 km, the impact would have been limited.

Update 23:29 UTC : Guatemalan Insivumeh (Instituto Nacional de Sismologia) reports a Magnitude of 5.4.
The impact has been reported as III Mercalli in the epicenter area (= weak shaking).
People ran on the streets in San Marcos. No reports of any damage or injuries

Most important Earthquake Data:
Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 04:13:02 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 62 km
Geo-location(s) :
9 km from La gomera
44 km (28 miles) SW (236°) from Escuintla, Escuintla, Guatemala
90 km (56 miles) SW (227°) from GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map

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Earthquakes list August 19, 2010

Useful information to read this daily earthquake list
This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes  in the world.
If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
For your comfort, we will provide in most cases Google Satellite Map links to give you an idea where the earthquake struck, which terrain it happened and if villages or cities are located in the immediate vicinity. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
The page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

M 5.0      2010/08/19 22:19   Depth 35.0 km ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
(Far away from the islands)
M 5.2      2010/08/19 22:13   Depth 61.5 km GUATEMALA
(see detailed report)
M 4.7      2010/08/19 13:41   Depth 41.3 km MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
(Aftershock, far away from the neighboring islands)
M 4.7      2010/08/19 09:27   Depth 10.0 km KURIL ISLANDS
(Islands used by the Soviets for mainly military purposes, epicenter near the coastline (distance of 15 km from Burevestnik (Military) Airport), but M 4.7 is a light earthquake in this area of the world))
M 4.5      2010/08/19 09:20   Depth 15.5 km FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
(An aftershock of a major earthquake in the same area a couple of weeks ago)
M 4.7      2010/08/19 08:49   Depth 147.0 VERACRUZ, MEXICO
(very deep, not dangerous)
M 4.7      2010/08/19 06:57   Depth 10.0 km REYKJANES RIDGE
(in the middle of the ocean)
M 5.1      2010/08/19 05:12   Depth 91.1 km SOLOMON ISLANDS
(deep + in the ocean)
M 4.9      2010/08/19 03:31   Depth 10.0 km SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
(far away from the coastline)
M 5.2      2010-08-18   23:33  Depth  369 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
(very deep, ocean)
M 4.4      2010/08/19 00:04   Depth 7.2 KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
(uninhabited islands)

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE  iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report.  The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

Minor earthquakes are earthquakes without or with little damage risk.  In most cases these earthquakes have a Magnitude smaller than M 5.0 OR earthquakes with an hypocenter (depth) of more than 100 km OR earthquakes up to M 5.9 with an epicenter far away from populated areas.

In memory of the victims of August 19, 19XX – Japan, Turkey, Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan

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Image via Wikipedia

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

M 6.9  19-08-1961    Japan Depth 35 – killing 8 people
On August 19, 1961, a local but destructive earthquake occurred in the mountains of the Kita Mino district on the borders of Gifu, Fukui and Ishikawa prefectures, Central Japan.


M 6.9  19-08-1966    Turkey Depth 17.5 – killing 2517 people

The Varto earthquake of 1966 was an earthquake that occurred on August 19, 1966 in Varto town of Muş Province in eastern Turkey. The magnitude of the earthquake was measured 6.9 on the Richter scale.
The fatalities reached 2,394 and 1,489 people were wounded. The earthquake devastated all the structures in Varto.
This disaster was preceded by an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 that hit Varto on March 7, 1966 killing 14 and wounding 75 people

M 5.0  19-08-1976    Turkey Depth 11.7 – killing 4 people

On 19 August 1976, Denizli city, located at the southwest of Anatolia, was shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude 4.7.
The earthquake destroyed 40 houses, damaged 1284 houses heavily, and caused a loss of live of four persons.
Maximum intensity of MM VI+ was observed at the city of Denizli with a population of 110,000.
The strong motion accelerograph (SMA-1 Kinemetrics) installed at Denizli recorded the ground motion. This is the first strong motion record obtained in Turkey at the epicentral region of the earthquake.

M 8.3  19-08-1977    Indonesia Depth 22.6 – killing 189 people
At least 100 killed, 89 reported missing, and 75 injured. Several villages completely destroyed. Tsunami generated wave heights in excess of 10 meters along Sumbawa Island coastline. Wave heights of 6 meters were reported on the coast of Northern Australia. Most of the casualties and damage were caused by the tsunami.

M 7.2  19-08-1992    Kyrgyzstan Depth 17.1 – killing 75 people
An estimated 75 people killed, including 14 killed by landslides in Toluk. Several villages, including Toluk, were destroyed (IX) in the Susamyrtau Mountains and at least 8,200 dwellings were destroyed. Felt (VII) at Andizhan, Chimion and Namangan, Uzbekistan.
Structural damage (VI) occurred to buildings at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Felt (VI) at Angren, Fergana and Tashkent, Uzbekistan and at Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Also felt (VI) at Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan; (V) at Samarkand and Yangiyul, Uzbekistan and Khodzhent, Tajikistan; (IV) at Dushanbe, Kulyab, Nurek and Pendzhikent, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan; (III) at Cholpon-Ata and Przhevalsk, Kyrgyzstan. Elevation changes of up to 4 meters observed in the Susamyr Valley. Liquefaction occurred in the epicentral area.

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