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List of latest earthquakes near Guatemala.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 18, 2024 02:54AM
(Guatemala)
M 3.4 292 km SE
from Jutiapa
Jul 18, 2024 12:44AM
(Guatemala)
M 3.2 280 km SE
from Guatemala City
Jul 18, 2024 12:29AM
(Guatemala)
M 2.5 279 km SE
from Chiquimula
Jul 17, 2024 08:52PM
(Guatemala)
M 4.1 280 km WNW
from San Pedro Sacatepéquez
Jul 17, 2024 04:56PM
(Guatemala)
M 3.8 285 km W
from San Pedro Sacatepéquez
Jul 17, 2024 02:17PM
(Guatemala)
M 3.3 295 km W
from Guatemala City
Jul 17, 2024 01:59PM
(Guatemala)
M 3.5 282 km WNW
from Quetzaltenango
Jul 17, 2024 12:08PM
(Guatemala)
M 3.5 272 km WNW
from Quetzaltenango
Jul 17, 2024 11:02AM
(Guatemala)
M 2.8 262 km SE
from Jutiapa
Jul 17, 2024 09:37AM
(Guatemala)
M 4.1 243 km WNW
from Quetzaltenango
Jul 17, 2024 06:14AM
(Guatemala)
M 2.7 257 km SE
from Jutiapa
Jul 17, 2024 04:52AM
(Guatemala)
M 3.8 91 km W
from San Pedro Sacatepéquez
Jul 17, 2024 04:23AM
(Guatemala)
M 3.7 234 km WNW
from Quetzaltenango
Jul 17, 2024 03:04AM
(Guatemala)
M 3.9 297 km W
from Quetzaltenango
Jul 17, 2024 01:25AM
(Guatemala)
M 2.6 264 km SSE
from Chiquimula
Jul 16, 2024 11:49PM
(Guatemala)
M 2.9 287 km SSE
from Chiquimula
Jul 16, 2024 03:21PM
(Guatemala)
M 3.9 193 km W
from Quetzaltenango
Jul 16, 2024 03:16PM
(Guatemala)
M 4.1 265 km WNW
from Quetzaltenango
Jul 16, 2024 10:11AM
(Guatemala)
M 3.4 260 km SSE
from Jutiapa
Jul 15, 2024 10:41PM
(Guatemala)
M 2.8 263 km SE
from Jutiapa
Jul 15, 2024 05:44PM
(Guatemala)
M 3.9 222 km SSE
from Guatemala City
Jul 15, 2024 04:02PM
(Guatemala)
M 2.7 296 km SE
from Guatemala City
Jul 15, 2024 12:05AM
(Guatemala)
M 3.9 258 km SW
from Guatemala City
Jul 14, 2024 11:29PM
(Guatemala)
M 3.7 278 km WNW
from Guatemala City
Jul 14, 2024 02:26PM
(Guatemala)
M 3.9 198 km W
from Quetzaltenango

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Guatemala

Recent Guatemala Earthquake News

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Guatemala Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
593 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.4
Jul 18, 2024 02:54

Average

A total of 5933 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Guatemala in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 593 earthquakes per year, or 49 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Guatemala roughly every 14 hours.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Guatemala in 2017. A total of 827 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Guatemala that year. The strongest had a 6.9 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Guatemala with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Guatemala in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Guatemala during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Guatemala (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 5691 95.92%
Mag. 5 226 3.81%
Mag. 6 16 0.27%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Guatemala

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.9
On Jun 14, 2017 01:29.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Aug 6, 1942 17:37.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Guatemala occurred on Jun 14, 2017 01:29 local time (America/Guatemala timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.9 and struck 27 kilometers (17 mi) west-southwest of San Pedro Sacatepéquez, at a depth of 93 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Guatemala in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Aug 6, 1942 17:37, 96 kilometers (60 mi) west-southwest of Villa Nueva. It is the strongest earthquake near Guatemala in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Guatemala in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Guatemala.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Guatemala.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 14, 2017 01:29AM
(Guatemala)
M 6.9 27 km WSW
from San Pedro Sacatepéquez
Jun 14, 2017 01:29AM
(Guatemala)
M 6.9 15 km N
from San Pedro Sacatepéquez
Jun 22, 2017 06:31AM
(Guatemala)
M 6.8 99 km SSW
from Villa Nueva
Feb 1, 2019 10:14AM
(Guatemala)
M 6.7 81 km WSW
from San Pedro Sacatepéquez
May 30, 2019 03:03AM
(Guatemala)
M 6.6 207 km SE
from Guatemala City
May 17, 2023 05:02PM
(Guatemala)
M 6.4 61 km NNW
from Guatemala City
May 12, 2024 05:39AM
(Guatemala)
M 6.4 84 km W
from Retalhuleu
Feb 16, 2022 01:12AM
(Guatemala)
M 6.2 97 km WSW
from Villa Nueva
May 12, 2017 04:41AM
(Guatemala)
M 6.2 198 km SSE
from Guatemala City
Dec 7, 2014 03:16PM
(Guatemala)
M 6.1 149 km SW
from Guatemala City

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Guatemala

Earthquakes by region of Guatemala

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Guatemala.

When was the last earthquake in Guatemala?

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala on the night of July 18, 2024 at 02:54 local time (America/Guatemala). The center of this earthquake was located 292km south-east of Jutiapa at a depth of 5km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Guatemala in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Guatemala?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala on the afternoon of August 6, 1942 at 17:37 local time (America/Guatemala). The center of this earthquake was located 96km southwest of Villa Nueva at a depth of 35km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Guatemala since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Guatemala?

In the past 10 years, 5933 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Guatemala. This averages to 593 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 15 hours.