Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 19 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, on Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 9:25 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 19 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, on Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 9:25 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 28 km depth

3 Jan 03:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 9 minutes.
3 Jan 03:42: Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards NE.
Update Sun, 3 Jan 2021, 03:39
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 21 km southwest of Champerico, Guatemala
4.7 quake 2 Jan 9:25 pm (GMT -6)
4.7 quake 2 Jan 9:25 pm (GMT -6)
The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in Guatemala near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, only 13 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the evening on Saturday 2 January 2021 at 9:25 pm local time at a shallow depth of 28 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 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 21 km from the epicenter, Ocos (pop. 9,500) 49 km away, Retalhuleu (pop. 36,700) 57 km away, San Sebastian (pop. 14,800) 61 km away, Nuevo San Carlos (pop. 19,200) 61 km away, Coatepeque (pop. 45,700) 66 km away, and Mazatenango (pop. 44,100) 69 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Quetzaltenango (pop. 132,200) located 94 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 3 Jan 2021 03:25:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 9:25 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.133°N / 91.97°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SSW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of Coatepeque (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Colomba (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) S of La Union (San Marcos) (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSW of San Pedro Sacatepéquez (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
4.728 km19 Km Al Sur De Champerico, GuatemalaINETER
4.370 kmGUATEMALAEMSC
4.515 km75 Km Al SUR De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN
4.370 km4 Km SE of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS

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101.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Felt shaking on and off for a few seconds in bed  
247.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake (reported through our app)  
161.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Los Hostales del IRTRA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
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