Earthquakes in GuatemalaIn Guatemala there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.
Since 1950 more than 23100 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 3 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Earthquakes in Guatemala since 1950The strongest earthquake in Guatemala happened on 10/23/1950 in the region San Marcos with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|06/22/2017||Escuintla, Suchitepequez, Guatemala||49 km||6.8||0|
|06/14/2017||Quetzaltenango, Suchitepequez; Mexico||39 km||6.9||5|
|09/07/2013||Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango||57 km||6.4||1|
|11/07/2012||San Marcos, San Cristobal Cochu||46 km||7.3||48|
|09/19/2011||Cuilapa Santa Rosa||55 km||5.6||1|
|01/05/2008||Colomba, Flores, Costa Cuca||45 km||5.6||0|
|06/13/2007||Guatemala City||40 km||6.7||0|
|07/11/1999||Izabal-Puerto Barrios; Honduras||16 km||6.7||2|
|01/10/1998||Quezaltenango, San Marcos, Solola||5 km||6.6||0|
|09/10/1993||Southwest; Mexico (Chiapas)||54 km||7.2||1|
|09/18/1991||Guatemala City, Pachuta, Solola||13 km||6.2||25|
|11/03/1988||S Palin, San Vicente Pacaya||10 km||6.0||5|
|02/03/1986||Ixchiguan, San Marcos Province||46 km||4.7||0|
|10/11/1985||San Miguel Upsantan||10 km||4.5||0|
|05/18/1980||S Coast||38 km||5.3||0|
|02/04/1976||Chimaltenango, Guatemala City||43 km||7.5||23000|
|10/23/1950||San Marcos||20 km||7.5||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated. Foto taken from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, public domain).