Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 146 km south of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 2020-10-20 15:37:15 -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 146 km south of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 2020-10-20 15:37:15

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 9 km depth

20 Oct 21:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 12 minutes.
Update Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 21:55
Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake 145 km E of Guatemala City, Guatemala
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 18 minutes ago, the INETER agency reported. The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 9 km (5.6 miles) beneath the epicenter at 2020-10-20 15:37:15 local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth could be revised within the next few minutes as the agency updates and refines its calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows etc.
Towns and cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Puerto San José (pop. 18,700) in 60 km (37 miles) distance with light shaking expected, Iztapa (pop. 4,000) in 64 km (40 miles) distance, weak shaking expected, Mixco (pop. 473,100) in 142 km (88 miles) distance, weak shaking expected, Guatemala City (pop. 994,900) in 145 km (90 miles) distance, weak shaking expected.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 20 Oct 2020 21:37:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-20 15:37:15
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.395°N / 90.932°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (38 mi) S of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) S of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) S of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SSW of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) S of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SSE of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) W of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Thunderstorm 31°C (88 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
M 4.99 km64 Km Al Sur De Sipacate, GuatemalaINETER
M 4.448 km32 Km S of Iztapa, GuatemalaUSGS
M 4.448 km33 Km SSE of Puerto San Jose, GuatemalaEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
129.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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