M 6.2 earthquake struck near Guatemala City, Guatemala


Magnitude 6.2 earthquake was registered 10 km (6 miles) ESE of Guatemala City, Guatemala on March 25, 2013 at 23:02:14 UTC. The epicenter was located 6 km (3 miles) NNW of San Jose Pinula and 7 km (4 miles) ENE of Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala at coordinates 14.599°N, 90.428°W. Epicenter was located at depth of 200.5 km (124.6 miles).

Magnitude 6.2
  • Monday, March 25, 2013 at 23:02:14 UTC
  • Monday, March 25, 2013 at 05:02:14 PM at epicenter
Location 14.599°N, 90.428°W
Depth 200.5 km (124.6 miles)
Distances 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
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 19.7 km (12.2 miles); depth +/- 11.4 km (7.1 miles)
Parameters 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)
Event ID usb000frwy


USGS and EMSC reported M 6.2 at depth of 200 km and local INSUVIMEH recorded M 5.8 at about the same depth. Considering the depth of epicenter, this was not dangerous earthquake. However, this is still preliminary numbers.

USGS Shakemap EMSC epicenter view Earthquake report by INSUVIMEH


Featured image credit: USGS Shake Map

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