Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 62 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, on Monday, 16 Nov 9.50 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 62 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, on Monday, 16 Nov 9.50 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 23 km depth

17 Nov 03:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 6 minutes.
17 Nov 04:07: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.0 to 23.0 km (from 8.1 to 14.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.3 mi) towards WNW.
Update Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 04:12
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Retalhuleu, Guatemala
4.2 quake 62 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, 16 Nov 9.50 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 62 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, 16 Nov 9.50 pm (GMT -6)
Just 22 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Champerico, Guatemala. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Monday 16 November 2020 at 9.50 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 23 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
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 62 km from the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nueva Concepción (pop. 11,100) located 87 km from the epicenter, Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 88 km away, Ocós (pop. 9,500) 89 km away, Retalhuleu (pop. 36,700) 93 km away, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez (pop. 6,300) 95 km away, San Sebastián (pop. 14,800) 98 km away, and Nuevo San Carlos (pop. 19,200) 99 km away.
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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 17 Nov 2020 03:50:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 16 Nov 9.50 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.74°N / 91.954°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) S of Champerico (Retalhuleu) (pop: 7,760)
93 km (58 mi) SW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700)
131 km (81 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200)
134 km (83 mi) SE of Tapachula (Chiapas, Mexico) (pop: 198,000)
171 km (107 mi) SW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
176 km (109 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
185 km (115 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
299 km (186 mi) W of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
17 Nov 2020 03:50:28 GMT
16 Nov 9.50 pm (GMT -6)
4.2
23 km
62 km south of Champerico, GuatemalaINETER
17 Nov 2020 03:50:33 GMT
4.2
51 km
OFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
17 Nov 2020 03:50:24 GMT
2020-11-16 21:50:24 (Hora de México)
4.3
10 km
132 km Al SUR De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN
17 Nov 2020 03:50:33 GMT
4.2
51 km
Offshore GuatemalaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
De la capital guatemala lo senti asi lijero por qu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Cape Town, South Africa / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s

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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 62 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, on Monday, 16 Nov 9.50 pm (GMT -6)

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