Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala
Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 23:0523:05 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 9 minutes ago 72 km southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported.
4.5 quake 28 Dec 4:45 pm (GMT -6)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala, in the afternoon on Monday 28 December 2020 at 4:45 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Champerico (pop. 7,800) located 72 km from the epicenter, Ocos (pop. 9,500) 91 km away, Retalhuleu (pop. 36,700) 107 km away, and Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 108 km away.
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Date & time: Mon, 28 Dec 22:45 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.694°N / 92.158°W
Primary data source: INETER