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Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 19 km north of Barillas, Departamento de Huehuetenango, Guatemala, on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 15:16 GMT

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 19 km north of Barillas, Departamento de Huehuetenango, Guatemala, on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 15:16 GMT Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 19 km north of Barillas, Departamento de Huehuetenango, Guatemala, on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 15:16 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 23, 2010 15:16:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.967°N / 91.26°W (Municipio de Barillas, Departamento de Huehuetenango, Guatemala)
Antipode15.967°S / 88.74°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoCuxliquel (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities19 km (12 mi) NNE of Barillas (Huehuetenango) (pop: 14,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) ENE of San Mateo Ixtatan (San Mateo Ixtatán, Huehuetenango) (pop: 13,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) NNE of Soloma (Huehuetenango) (pop: 10,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) NE of Jacaltenango (Huehuetenango) (pop: 34,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (39 mi) N of Nebaj (Quiché) (pop: 23,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Huehuetenango (pop: 79,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) NW of San Cristobal (San Cristóbal Verapaz, Alta Verapaz) (pop: 19,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) ESE of Comitan (Chiapas, Mexico) (pop: 97,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) NNW of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
168 km (104 mi) NNW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.610 kmGuatemalaUSGS
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Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 478 km / 297 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 (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Mar 20, 2010 21:55
13 years ago

40 km
14 km N of Barillas, Departamento de Huehuetenango, GuatemalaMore
Mar 4, 2010 12:02
13 years ago

5 km
3.9 km N of La Bella Ilusion, Maravilla Tenejapa, Chiapas, MexicoMore

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