Light 4.2 quake hits near San Jose, Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 01:4001:40 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near San Jose, Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala. The tremor was recorded early evening on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 7:20 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 21 km below the surface.
4.2 quake 17 Jan 7:20 pm (GMT -6)
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Jose (pop. 18,700) located 63 km from the epicenter, La Gomera (pop. 24,000) 72 km away, Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 97 km away, Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop. 62,100) 100 km away, and Escuintla (pop. 103,200) 102 km away.
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Date & time: 17 Jan 2021 7:20 pm (GMT -6) local time (18 Jan 2021 01:20 GMT)
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.44°N / 91.12°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Primary data source: INETER
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