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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 11 km north of Momostenango, Departamento de Totonicapan, Guatemala, on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 13:37 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 11 km north of Momostenango, Departamento de Totonicapan, Guatemala, on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 13:37 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 11 km north of Momostenango, Departamento de Totonicapan, Guatemala, on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 13:37 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 197 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 17, 2005 13:37:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth197.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.144°N / 91.381°W (Departamento de Totonicapan, Guatemala)
Antipode15.144°S / 88.619°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoCuxliquel (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) NNE of Momostenango (Totonicapán) (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Huehuetenango (pop: 79,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) NNE of San Francisco El Alto (Totonicapán) (pop: 54,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) N of Totonicapan (Totonicapán) (pop: 69,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) WNW of Santa Cruz del Quiche (Santa Cruz del Quiché) (pop: 23,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Nahuala (Sololá) (pop: 27,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) NW of Chichicastenango (Quiché) (pop: 79,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) ENE of San Pedro Sacatepéquez (San Marcos) (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) NW of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
109 km (68 mi) WNW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.1197 kmGuatemalaUSGS
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Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 458 km / 285 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.1-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Aug 16, 2005 07:16
18 years ago

20 km
21 km NW of Nebaj, Departamento del Quiché, GuatemalaMore
Jul 8, 2005 15:17
18 years ago

188 km
10.6 km N of Comitancillo, San Marcos, GuatemalaMore
May 30, 2005 10:55
18 years ago

125 km
4.6 km NE of Sibinal, San Marcos, GuatemalaMore

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