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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Guatemala, 20 km northeast of Maravilla Tenejapa, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 1:40 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Guatemala, 20 km northeast of Maravilla Tenejapa, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 1:40 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Guatemala, 20 km northeast of Maravilla Tenejapa, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 1:40 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 121 km depth

2 Dec 07:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 9 minutes.
2 Dec 08:07: Now using data updates from SSN

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 2, 2022 07:40:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 2, 2022 at 1:40 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth121.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.21°N / 91.12°W (Ocosingo Municipality, Chiapas, Guatemala)
Antipode16.21°S / 88.88°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoTajumulco (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities20 km (13 mi) ENE of Maravilla Tenejapa (Mexico) (pop: 1,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (20 mi) SE of San Quintin (Mexico) (pop: 1,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) N of San Luis Ixcan (Quiché) (pop: 7,850) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Barillas (Huehuetenango) (pop: 14,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) NE of San Mateo Ixtatan (San Mateo Ixtatán, Huehuetenango) (pop: 13,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) NNE of Soloma (Huehuetenango) (pop: 10,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (54 mi) NE of Jacaltenango (Huehuetenango) (pop: 34,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
186 km (116 mi) NNW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.9°C (62 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.2121 kmMexico: 103 Km Al Noreste De Huehuetenango, GuatemalaSSN
4.2121 kmCHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC
4.11 kmMexico: 92 Km Al ESTE De LAS MARGARITAS, CHISINETER
4.2121 kmMexico-Guatemala Border RegionRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: COMITAN (CCIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 109 km / 68 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station COMITAN: 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Cojutepeque (364 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Vivraron las ventanas  

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Sep 23, 1902 20:18
120 years ago
7.8

0 km
202km / 126mi39 km SE of Villaflores, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Feb 4, 1976 09:01
47 years ago
7.5

5 km
238km / 148miMunicipio de Los Amates, 70 km SW of Puerto Barrios, GuatemalaMore
Apr 19, 1902 02:23
121 years ago
7.5

0 km
246km / 153mi10.8 km SE of La Gomera, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Nov 7, 2012 16:35
10 years ago
7.4

24 km
263km / 164miNorth Pacific Ocean, 35 km S of Champerico, GuatemalaMore
Apr 29, 1970 14:01
53 years ago
7.3

35 km
250km / 155mi60 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Dec 14, 1935 22:05
87 years ago
7.3

35 km
214km / 133mi4.6 km E of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 10, 1993 19:12
29 years ago
7.2

34 km
233km / 145mi47 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 23, 1950 16:13
72 years ago
7.2

65 km
228km / 142mi1.9 km N of Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Dec 2, 1983 03:09
39 years ago
7.0

67 km
254km / 158mi71 km S of Coatepec, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Jun 28, 1944 07:58
79 years ago
7.0

25 km
284km / 176mi95 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Feb 4, 1921 08:22
102 years ago
7.0

15 km
68km / 42miDepartamento del Quiché, 41 km NW of San Cristobal, GuatemalaMore
Jun 14, 2017 07:29
6 years ago
6.9

104 km
139km / 86mi4.8 km W of Cabrican, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Jul 7, 2014 11:23
9 years ago
6.9

60 km
214km / 133mi1.2 km N of El Encanto, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 14, 1994 20:51
29 years ago
6.9

164 km
142km / 88miLa Concordia, 42 km SW of Comitan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jul 14, 1930 22:40
93 years ago
6.9

15 km
260km / 162mi6.5 km N of Moyuta, Departamento de Jutiapa, GuatemalaMore
Sep 3, 1993 12:35
29 years ago
6.8

27 km
254km / 158mi65 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 17, 1919 20:53
104 years ago
6.8

35 km
229km / 143mi34 km S of Retalhuleu, Departamento de Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Oct 16, 2008 19:41
14 years ago
6.7

24 km
239km / 149mi20 km SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Dec 5, 1939 08:30
83 years ago
6.7

45 km
212km / 132mi24 km SW of Retalhuleu, Departamento de Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Sep 7, 2013 00:13
9 years ago
6.6

67 km
204km / 127miQuetzaltenango, 5.4 km SE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Ayutla, San Marcos, GuatemalaMore
Jan 10, 1998 08:20
25 years ago
6.6

33 km
208km / 129mi18 km S of Mazatenango, Suchitepeque, GuatemalaMore
Apr 30, 1970 08:33
53 years ago
6.6

35 km
294km / 183mi114 km W of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 29, 1970 11:22
53 years ago
6.6

35 km
272km / 169mi83 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Feb 1, 2019 16:14
4 years ago
6.5

107 km
180km / 112mi6.7 km W of Malacatan, Malacatán, San Marcos, GuatemalaMore
Dec 17, 2015 19:49
7 years ago
6.5

90 km
238km / 148mi2.4 km S of Filipinas, Villa Corzo, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 11, 2012 22:15
10 years ago
6.5

27 km
254km / 158miNorth Pacific Ocean, 31 km SW of Champerico, GuatemalaMore
Apr 6, 1982 19:56
41 years ago
6.5

65 km
235km / 146mi49 km SW of Coatepec, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Apr 28, 1959 11:09
64 years ago
6.5

25 km
225km / 140mi9.3 km W of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jul 27, 1940 13:32
83 years ago
6.5

35 km
248km / 154mi24 km S of Concepcion, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Jan 16, 2002 23:09
21 years ago
6.4

80 km
229km / 142mi22 km S of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 28, 2001 14:32
21 years ago
6.4

85 km
224km / 139mi17 km SE of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Dec 31, 1996 12:41
26 years ago
6.4

100 km
202km / 126mi55 km SE of Villaflores, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 19, 1993 14:10
29 years ago
6.4

18 km
313km / 195mi130 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 3, 2009 16:21
14 years ago
6.3

108 km
185km / 115miSuchitepeque, 5.4 km S of San Lucas Toliman, GuatemalaMore
Mar 12, 2000 22:21
23 years ago
6.3

62 km
197km / 123miHuehuetan, 22 km W of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 16:30
31 years ago
6.3

55 km
276km / 172mi89 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Aug 31, 1984 19:46
38 years ago
6.3

119 km
232km / 144mi17 km S of Villaflores, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 15, 1983 10:39
39 years ago
6.3

115 km
218km / 135mi19 km SE of Villaflores, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Feb 16, 2022 07:12
51 weeks ago
6.2

84 km
225km / 140mi33 km SW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, GuatemalaMore
Nov 20, 2019 04:27
3 years ago
6.2

10 km
309km / 192miNorth Pacific Ocean, 98 km SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 25, 2013 23:02
10 years ago
6.2

201 km
194km / 120mi6.2 km N of San Jose Pinula, Departamento de GuatemalaMore
Jan 21, 2012 18:47
11 years ago
6.2

45 km
251km / 156miNorth Pacific Ocean, 65 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 18, 1991 09:48
31 years ago
6.2

5 km
175km / 108miMunicipio de Patzun, 5 km SE of Patzun, GuatemalaMore
Oct 23, 1950 17:48
72 years ago
6.2

65 km
233km / 145mi27 km SE of Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Mar 17, 2005 13:37
18 years ago
6.1

197 km
122km / 76mi11 km N of Momostenango, Departamento de Totonicapan, GuatemalaMore
May 8, 1999 22:12
24 years ago
6.1

39 km
239km / 149mi55 km S of Coatepec, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Mar 3, 1998 02:24
25 years ago
6.1

63 km
207km / 129mi18 km S of Mazatenango, Suchitepeque, GuatemalaMore
Dec 31, 1974 20:21
48 years ago
6.1

39 km
244km / 151mi48 km S of Retalhuleu, Departamento de Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Oct 21, 1954 06:51
68 years ago
6.1

66 km
257km / 160mi8.9 km S of Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa, GuatemalaMore
Apr 25, 2016 07:07
7 years ago
6.0

10 km
276km / 172miNorth Pacific Ocean, 65 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jul 29, 2012 12:22
11 years ago
6.0

36 km
247km / 154miNorth Pacific Ocean, 26 km SW of Ocos, Ocós, San Marcos, GuatemalaMore
May 1, 2012 22:43
11 years ago
6.0

14 km
279km / 173miNorth Pacific Ocean, 90 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Dec 3, 2006 20:52
16 years ago
6.0

61 km
247km / 153mi19 km SW of La Gomera, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Aug 25, 2003 06:28
19 years ago
6.0

100 km
242km / 150mi5.6 km S of La Gomera, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Jan 19, 2001 01:12
22 years ago
6.0

93 km
193km / 120mi74 km NW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 10, 1994 17:36
29 years ago
6.0

100 km
191km / 119mi38 km SW of San Pedro Sacatepéquez, San Marcos, GuatemalaMore
Sep 10, 1993 18:58
29 years ago
6.0

63 km
266km / 166mi77 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jul 5, 1986 22:09
37 years ago
6.0

112 km
177km / 110mi72 km NW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 30, 1970 12:51
53 years ago
6.0

35 km
320km / 199mi136 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 25, 1968 10:38
54 years ago
6.0

125 km
167km / 104miSiltepec, 80 km N of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jan 24, 1959 19:42
64 years ago
6.0

35 km
268km / 167mi79 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 21, 1957 08:44
66 years ago
6.0

25 km
289km / 179mi77 km SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 24, 1950 00:52
72 years ago
6.0

45 km
252km / 157mi23 km S of Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Oct 23, 1950 23:38
72 years ago
6.0

65 km
251km / 156mi25 km S of Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, GuatemalaMore
Oct 17, 2000 20:00
22 years ago
5.8

181 km
127km / 79miAmatenango de la Frontera, 17 km SE of Comalapa, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 13, 1960 12:37
63 years ago
5.8

20 km
130km / 80miMunicipio de Tectitan, 18 km SW of La Libertad, GuatemalaMore
Feb 20, 1959 18:16
64 years ago
5.8

50 km
74km / 46mi25 km NW of Chisec, Departamento de Alta Verapaz, GuatemalaMore
Oct 12, 1971 09:44
51 years ago
5.7

25 km
38km / 24miDepartamento del Quiché, 81 km NE of Huehuetenango, GuatemalaMore
Dec 13, 2021 07:03
1 year 8 weeks ago
5.6

180 km
149km / 93mi4.8 km N of Motozintla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Feb 23, 2010 15:16
13 years ago
5.6

10 km
31km / 19mi19 km N of Barillas, Departamento de Huehuetenango, GuatemalaMore
Sep 11, 2001 09:13
21 years ago
5.6

161 km
144km / 89miQuetzaltenango, 15 km W of San Francisco El Alto, GuatemalaMore
Jan 20, 2015 06:59
8 years ago
5.5

152 km
133km / 83mi4.4 km SW of San Antonio Ilotenango, Departamento del Quiché, GuatemalaMore
Jul 20, 1980 00:24
43 years ago
5.5

64 km
90km / 56miLas Margaritas, 23 km NE of Comitan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 26, 2012 17:19
11 years ago
5.4

168 km
136km / 84miDepartamento de Huehuetenango, 15 km N of Tacana, Tacaná, San Marcos, GuatemalaMore
Dec 19, 1995 20:56
27 years ago
5.4

10 km
145km / 90miDepartamento de Alta Verapaz, 83 km NE of Guatemala, Departamento de GuatemalaMore
Oct 1, 1979 14:14
43 years ago
5.4

161 km
123km / 76mi12 km N of Comalapa, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Feb 4, 1976 09:30
47 years ago
5.4

5 km
153km / 95miDepartamento de Baja Verapaz, 34 km N of Guatemala, Departamento de GuatemalaMore
Feb 3, 1975 01:03
48 years ago
5.4

218 km
99km / 62miSan Antonio Huista, 48 km NW of Huehuetenango, GuatemalaMore
Sep 1, 2012 18:01
10 years ago
5.3

253 km
148km / 92mi9.5 km NE of Venustiano Carranza, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jul 12, 2012 01:43
11 years ago
5.3

215 km
150km / 93mi7.9 km N of San Jose Poaquil, GuatemalaMore
Feb 23, 2010 10:52
13 years ago
5.3

9.1 km
35km / 22mi16 km NE of Barillas, Departamento de Huehuetenango, GuatemalaMore
Jun 6, 2006 04:34
17 years ago
5.3

208 km
121km / 75miSan Ildefonso Ixtahuacan, 43 km W of Huehuetenango, GuatemalaMore
Mar 20, 2010 21:55
13 years ago
5.2

40 km
37km / 23mi14 km N of Barillas, Departamento de Huehuetenango, GuatemalaMore
Sep 17, 2004 23:43
18 years ago
5.2

10 km
39km / 24mi92 km E of Comitan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 25, 2001 17:48
22 years ago
5.2

33 km
108km / 67miDepartamento del Quiché, 79 km N of Guatemala, Departamento de GuatemalaMore
May 1, 1994 20:23
29 years ago
5.2

158 km
151km / 94mi2.8 km N of Nahuala, Departamento de Solola, GuatemalaMore
Mar 9, 1976 07:42
47 years ago
5.2

5 km
150km / 93miMunicipio de San José Poaquil, 27 km NW of Chimaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Sep 19, 2015 16:02
7 years ago
5.1

193 km
137km / 85mi12 km W of Puerto Rico, Socoltenango, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 14, 2009 14:18
14 years ago
5.1

43 km
113km / 70miDepartamento del Quiché, 6.6 km S of San Cristobal, GuatemalaMore
Jan 22, 2009 14:03
14 years ago
5.1

199 km
143km / 89mi2.8 km N of Ixchiguan, San Marcos, GuatemalaMore
Jan 25, 2007 00:06
16 years ago
5.1

119 km
193km / 120miHuehuetan, 14 km S of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 30, 1978 19:30
45 years ago
5.1

33 km
156km / 97mi6.4 km S of Salama, Departamento de Baja Verapaz, GuatemalaMore
Nov 28, 1977 04:36
45 years ago
5.1

225 km
103km / 64mi4.6 km NE of Huehuetenango, Departamento de Huehuetenango, GuatemalaMore
Aug 26, 1974 06:27
48 years ago
5.1

33 km
30km / 19miDepartamento del Quiché, 84 km NE of Huehuetenango, GuatemalaMore
Dec 1, 2021 15:20
1 year 10 weeks ago
5.0

2 km
101km / 62mi47 km E of Ocosingo, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 14, 2017 07:52
6 years ago
5.0

104 km
159km / 99mi2.7 km S of La Union, Municipio de San Marcos, GuatemalaMore
Feb 5, 2015 14:11
8 years ago
5.0

213 km
111km / 69mi1.5 km W of Santo Domingo, Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jul 20, 2014 09:23
9 years ago
5.0

87 km
198km / 123mi10.5 km N of San José de los Llanos, Mazatan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 16, 2014 10:04
9 years ago
5.0

10 km
133km / 83miDepartamento de Huehuetenango, 15 km NE of Tacana, GuatemalaMore
Dec 31, 2012 01:15
10 years ago
5.0

114 km
168km / 105mi0.7 km S of Santa Maria la Vega, Cacahoatan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
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