Earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck offshore Guatemala

Earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck offshore Guatemala

A strong earthquake with magnitude 6.0 struck offshore Guatemala on July 29, 2012 at 12:22 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 26 km (16 miles) SW of Ocos, Guatemala at 14.326°N, 92.352°W. Recorded depth was 35.3 km (21.9 miles). EMSC recorded magnitude 5.5 with depth of 80km.

No damage is expected from this one. Theoretical analysis from USGS reports a max. light shaking (MMI IV) for 3.6 million people. People in this part of the world are very much acquainted to earthquakes and are used to today’s kind of shaking.

There are 2020000 people within 100km radius.

GDACS reported that this earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 12:22:15 UTC
  • Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 06:22:15 AM at epicenter
Location14.326°N, 92.352°W
Depth35.3 km (21.9 miles)
Distances26 km (16 miles) SW of Ocos, Guatemala
28 km (17 miles) SSW of Suchiate, Mexico
43 km (26 miles) SSW of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala
63 km (39 miles) S of Tapachula, Mexico
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 17 km (10.6 miles); depth +/- 4.6 km (2.9 miles)
ParametersNST=509, Nph=512, Dmin=218.2 km, Rmss=1.13 sec, Gp=126°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000bin6

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Selected Cities - Exposed from GeoNames database of cities with 1,000 or more residents

IVLa Libertad4k
IVCiudad Tecun Uman11k
IVPuerto Madero10k
IIIVilla Nueva407k
IIIGuatemala City995k
IIITuxtla Gutierrez481k

Tags: guatemala


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