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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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Guatemala by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- Jun 26, 1:05 amMagnitude 4.6: 6 km north-northeast of El Tejar at a depth of 193 km.
- Jun 23, 8:28 amMagnitude 4.3: 28 km south-southwest of Acajutla, El Salvador at a depth of 44.86 km.
- Jun 23, 2:37 pmMagnitude 4.8: 50 km north-northeast of Savannah Bight, Honduras at a depth of 10 km.
- Jun 21, 12:45 pmMagnitude 4.3: 164 km south-southwest of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador at a depth of 10 km.
- Jun 19, 11:57 amMagnitude 5.1: 82 km south of Iztapa at a depth of 24.86 km.
- Jun 16, 8:09 pmMagnitude 4.0: 3 km west-northwest of La Libertad, Mexico at a depth of 73.39 km.
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.
|02/16/2022||Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, Quezaltenango||83 km||6.2||3|
|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.