Earthquakes in Los Amateos 1976, Guatemala

Earthquakes in Guatemala

In 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 1950

The 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.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
06/22/2017Escuintla, Suchitepequez, Guatemala49 km6.80
06/14/2017Quetzaltenango, Suchitepequez; Mexico39 km6.95
09/07/2013Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango57 km6.41
11/07/2012San Marcos, San Cristobal Cochu46 km7.348
09/19/2011Cuilapa Santa Rosa55 km5.61
04/15/2008Guatemala4 km6.10
01/05/2008Colomba, Flores, Costa Cuca45 km5.60
06/13/2007Guatemala City40 km6.70
07/11/1999Izabal-Puerto Barrios; Honduras16 km6.72
01/10/1998Quezaltenango, San Marcos, Solola5 km6.60
09/10/1993Southwest; Mexico (Chiapas)54 km7.21
09/18/1991Guatemala City, Pachuta, Solola13 km6.225
11/03/1988S Palin, San Vicente Pacaya10 km6.05
02/03/1986Ixchiguan, San Marcos Province46 km4.70
10/11/1985San Miguel Upsantan10 km4.50
05/18/1980S Coast38 km5.30
10/27/1979Guatemala57 km6.84
10/09/1979Guatemala29 km4.70
07/29/1978Patzun32 km4.517
03/13/1976Guatemala41 km5.14
02/04/1976Chimaltenango, Guatemala City43 km7.523000
10/23/1950San Marcos20 km7.50


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).