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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 164 km west of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:46 am (GMT -6)

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 164 km west of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:46 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 164 km west of Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:46 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 43 km depth

16 Nov 08:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 10 minutes.
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 08:57
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
4.2 quake 19 km S of Champerico, Guatemala, 16 Nov 2.46 am (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 19 km S of Champerico, Guatemala, 16 Nov 2.46 am (GMT -6)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported only 10 minutes ago by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 43 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Monday 16 November 2020 at 2.46 am local time. 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 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 Champerico (pop. 7,800) located 19 km from the epicenter, Ocós (pop. 9,500) 50 km away, Retalhuleu (pop. 36,700) 54 km away, Flores Costa Cuca (pop. 12,000) 57 km away, El Asintal (pop. 6,200) 57 km away, and Coatepeque (pop. 45,700) 64 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mazatenango (pop. 44,100) located 65 km from the epicenter, and Quetzaltenango (pop. 132,200) 91 km away.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 16, 2020 08:46:35 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:46 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.128°N / 91.941°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.128°S / 88.059°E
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) S of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) WSW of Pueblo Nuevo (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Colomba (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Palmar (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of San Pablo Jocopilas (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Chicacao (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WSW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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
4.243 km19 Km Al Sur De Champerico, GuatemalaINETER
4.141 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
4.141 km65 Km Al SUR De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (158.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Nuevo Progreso, San Marcos, Guatemala (73.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
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