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1816 Guatemala earthquake

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Magnitude  7.5-7.75 Mw
Max. intensity  IX (Violent)
Areas affected  Guatemala
Casualties  23 killed
1816 Guatemala earthquake
Date  July 22, 1816 (1816-07-22) 15:30 UTC
Depth  30.0 kilometres (19 mi)

The 1816 Guatemala earthquake occurred at 15:30 UTC on 22 July. It had an estimated magnitude of 7.5 to 7.75 on the moment magnitude scale and a maximum perceived intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale. It was caused by movement on the Chixoy-Polochic Fault. The area affected by shaking up to intensity VII (Very strong) was at least 13,000 km2. At least 23 deaths were reported.

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