Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km southeast of Champerico, Guatemala, on Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020 9:21 pm (GMT -6) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km southeast of Champerico, Guatemala, on Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020 9:21 pm (GMT -6)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Nov 03:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 6 minutes.
Update Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 03:30
Significant magnitude 5.1 quake hits 143 km southwest of Guatemala City, Guatemala in the evening
5.1 quake 46 km S of Retalhuleu, Guatemala, 11 Nov 9.21 pm (GMT -6)
5.1 quake 46 km S of Retalhuleu, Guatemala, 11 Nov 9.21 pm (GMT -6)
The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in Guatemala near the town of Champerico only 8 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the evening on Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 9.21 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their 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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Champerico (pop. 7,800) located 28 km from the epicenter, Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 43 km away, Retalhuleu (pop. 36,700) 46 km away, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez (pop. 6,300) 46 km away, Nueva Concepción (pop. 11,100) 47 km away, Villa Nueva (pop. 406,800) 131 km away, Mixco (pop. 473,100) 134 km away, and Guatemala City (pop. 994,900) 143 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Nov 2020 03:21:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020 9:21 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.129°N / 91.731°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SE of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) S of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSE of Coatepeque (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) WSW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Solola (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSW of Totonicapan (pop: 69,700) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) WSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.9°C (66 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: INETER
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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.110 km4 Km Al Suroeste De Tulate, GuatemalaINETER
4.862 kmGuatemalaGFZ
4.854 kmGUATEMALAEMSC
4.858 km20 Km E of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS
5.026 km63 Km Al SUR De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (83.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : I was coming out the shower when I hear my girlfriend scream, the I notice everything was moving sideways I didn't know what to do. | 2 users found this interesting.  
45.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
Tapachula (102.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
San Pedro La Laguna / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Villa del lago / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Villa Nueva, Guatemala, Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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