Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 120 km southwest of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 10:41 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 120 km southwest of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 10:41 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 41 km depth

10 Nov 17:14 UTC: First to report: INETER after 33 minutes.
10 Nov 17:49: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.0 to 44.0 km (from 15.5 to 27 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards WSW.
10 Nov 17:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.0 to 41.0 km (from 27 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2 km (1.2 mi) towards S.
Update Tue, 10 Nov 2020, 17:15
Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake 71 km southwest of Escuintla, Guatemala
4.5 quake 34 km WSW of La Gomera, Guatemala, 10 Nov 10.41 am (GMT -6)
4.5 quake 34 km WSW of La Gomera, Guatemala, 10 Nov 10.41 am (GMT -6)
A shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported in the morning near the town of Nueva Concepción, Guatemala.
According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the quake hit on Tuesday 10 November 2020 at 10.41 am local time at a shallow depth of 25 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Nueva Concepción (pop. 11,100) located 29 km from the epicenter, La Gomera (pop. 24,000) 34 km away, Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 38 km away, Río Bravo (pop. 7,600) 51 km away, La Democracia (pop. 5,500) 52 km away, Escuintla (pop. 103,200) 71 km away, Amatitlán (pop. 71,800) 95 km away, and Chimaltenango (pop. 82,400) 97 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 10 Nov 2020 16:41:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 10:41 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.92°N / 91.34°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (20 mi) S of Nueva Concepcion (Nueva Concepción) (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) WSW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) W of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) SW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Chicacao (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) S of Solola (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 30°C (86 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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 4.141 km7 Km Al Sur De Tecojate, GuatemalaINETER

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Antigua Guatemala (96.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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