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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