Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 82 km southwest of Champerico, Guatemala early morning
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 09:1209:12 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred early morning on Monday 11 January 2021 at 2:38 am local time near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala, as reported by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN).
4.2 quake 11 Jan 2:38 am (GMT -6)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Champerico (pop. 7,800) located 82 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 11 Jan 2021 2:38 am (GMT -6) local time (11 Jan 2021 08:38 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.76°N / 92.44°W (Guatemala)
Primary data source: SSN
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