Important historic earthquakes (until 2013) in Guatemala

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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TSU = Tsunami waves was generated

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS La Gomera, Guatemala May 11 12:29 4.3 51 MAP
EMSC Offshore Guatemala May 11 12:29 4.3 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Champerico, Guatemala May 06 07:07 4.0 80 MAP
EMSC Offshore Guatemala May 06 07:07 4.0 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Champerico, Guatemala May 06 02:41 4.2 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Champerico, Guatemala May 04 11:09 4.6 66 MAP
GEOFON Guatemala May 04 11:09 4.6 73 MAP
EMSC Offshore Guatemala May 04 11:09 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 28 08:12 4.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off The Coast Of Guatemala Apr 27 20:40 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Quesada, Guatemala Apr 25 22:18 4.9 191 MAP
GEOFON Guatemala Apr 25 22:18 4.6 186 MAP
EMSC Guatemala Apr 25 22:18 4.9 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 23 13:04 4.2 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Guatemala Apr 21 11:14 4.4 185 MAP
USGS Casillas, Guatemala Apr 21 11:14 4.4 185 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Near lago atitlan - I heard a rumbling sound and felt a vibration. I was on a trail near Santa Clara
  • EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 14 23:48 4.2 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Panzos, Guatemala Apr 10 17:15 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 08 08:19 4.4 54 MAP
    USGS Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Apr 08 08:19 4.4 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Apr 08 05:34 4.4 41 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 08 05:34 4.3 54 MAP
    USGS Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Apr 08 05:08 5.2 49 MAP
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Apr 08 05:08 5.1 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cobán - sITTING AT THE TABLE WHEN IT STARTED SHAKING, FOR A FEW SECONDS
  • EMSC Guatemala Apr 07 08:06 4.1 45 MAP
    USGS Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala Apr 07 08:06 4.1 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Apr 01 12:13 4.7 62 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 01 12:13 4.7 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Mar 29 01:21 4.5 69 MAP
    USGS La Gomera, Guatemala Mar 29 01:21 4.5 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Amatitlan - Very weak shaking
  • GEOFON Guatemala Mar 29 01:21 4.5 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Mar 25 12:00 3.5 82 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Mar 23 20:02 4.4 34 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Mar 23 20:02 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Mar 23 17:16 4.6 99 MAP
    USGS Santa Barbara, Guatemala Mar 23 17:16 4.6 99 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Mar 21 11:45 3.6 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Mar 18 22:30 4.5 206 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Guatemala Mar 11 12:24 4.4 122 MAP
    USGS Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala Mar 11 12:24 4.3 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Mar 11 12:24 4.3 106 MAP
    EMSC Off The Coast Of Guatemala Mar 09 03:29 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Mar 07 06:14 4.4 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Mar 07 06:14 4.4 88 MAP
    GEOFON Guatemala Mar 07 06:14 4.4 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Mar 03 14:33 4.5 46 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Mar 03 14:33 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off The Coast Of Guatemala Mar 03 12:13 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iztapa, Guatemala Feb 17 10:06 4.3 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Feb 17 10:06 4.3 77 MAP

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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