Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 67 km south of Champerico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 4:45 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 67 km south of Champerico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 4:45 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 26 km depth

28 Dec 22:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
28 Dec 22:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 26.0 km (from 6.2 to 16.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.9 km (3.1 mi) towards NNE.
Update Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 22:54
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala
4.5 quake 28 Dec 4:45 pm (GMT -6)
4.5 quake 28 Dec 4:45 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 9 minutes ago 72 km southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala, in the afternoon on Monday 28 December 2020 at 4:45 pm 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Champerico (pop. 7,800) located 72 km from the epicenter, Ocos (pop. 9,500) 91 km away, Retalhuleu (pop. 36,700) 107 km away, and Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 108 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 28, 2020 22:45:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Dec 28, 2020 4:45 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.735°N / 92.141°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.735°S / 87.859°E
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) SSW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) S of Ocos (Ocós) (pop: 9,460) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SW of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SSW of Totonicapan (pop: 69,700) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) WSW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SW of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) WSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) WSW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 26.9°C (80 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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
4.626 km66 Km Al Suroeste De Tulate, GuatemalaINETER
4.310 km60 Km SSW of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS
4.310 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC

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