Earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck offshore Guatemala

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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.

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
  • Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 12:22:15 UTC
  • Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 06:22:15 AM at epicenter
Location 14.326°N, 92.352°W
Depth 35.3 km (21.9 miles)
Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Distances 26 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 Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17 km (10.6 miles); depth +/- 4.6 km (2.9 miles)
Parameters NST=509, Nph=512, Dmin=218.2 km, Rmss=1.13 sec, Gp=126°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000bin6

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

MMI City Population
IV Ocos 9k
IV Suchiate 14k
IV La Libertad 4k
IV Ciudad Tecun Uman 11k
IV Puerto Madero 10k
IV Champerico 8k
IV Tapachula 198k
III Mixco 473k
III Villa Nueva 407k
III Guatemala City 995k
III Tuxtla Gutierrez 481k

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