Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 43 km southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 15:11 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, 46 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, 30 November 2019 07:44 GMT, which had occurred 5 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 43 km southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 15:11 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 14 km depth

5 Dec 15:20 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2019 15:11:43 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 13.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.94°N / 92.08°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) WSW of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Coatepeque (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SW of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Colomba (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SW of San Pablo Jocopilas (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SSW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.114 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, Mexico (Guatemala)GeoAu
4.558 km35km SSE of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS
4.560 kmOffshore GuatemalaEMSC

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La Verbena (Guatemala, 153 km NE of epicenter) : Ciudad de Guatemala (reported through EMSC)  
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