Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 88 km south of San Jose, Guatemala, on Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 5:15 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 88 km south of San Jose, Guatemala, on Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 5:15 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Jan 23:21 UTC: First to report: INETER after 6 minutes.
Update Sat, 2 Jan 2021, 23:27
Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 88 km south of Puerto San José, Guatemala in the afternoon
4.2 quake 2 Jan 5:15 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 2 Jan 5:15 pm (GMT -6)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Puerto San José, Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala.
According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the quake hit on Saturday 2 January 2021 at 5:15 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 Puerto San José (pop. 18,700) located 88 km from the epicenter, Iztapa (pop. 4,000) 91 km away, and La Gomera (pop. 24,000) 104 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 2 Jan 2021 23:15:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 5:15 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.148°N / 90.96°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) S of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) S of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (97 mi) SSW of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) SSW of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) S of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SSE of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) WSW of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from W
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.210 km- 88 km SSW of Puerto San José, GuatemalaINETER
M 4.210 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
M 4.210 km88 Km SSW of Puerto San José, GuatemalaUSGS

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