Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 14 km west of Champerico, Guatemala, on Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 11:58 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 14 km west of Champerico, Guatemala, on Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 11:58 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 48 km depth

4 Jan 06:14 UTC: First to report: INETER after 16 minutes.
Update Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 06:18
Light magnitude 4.3 quake hits 14 km northwest of Champerico, Guatemala late at night
4.3 quake 3 Jan 11:58 pm (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 3 Jan 11:58 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 20 minutes ago 14 km northwest of Champerico, Guatemala, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 48 km beneath the epicenter near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala, late at night on Sunday 3 January 2021 at 11:58 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 14 km from the epicenter, Ocos (pop. 9,500) 26 km away, Flores Costa Cuca (pop. 12,000) 38 km away, Ciudad Tecun Uman (pop. 11,400) 40 km away, Retalhuleu (pop. 36,700) 44 km away, Coatepeque (pop. 45,700) 45 km away, Nuevo San Carlos (pop. 19,200) 46 km away, and Mazatenango (pop. 44,100) 61 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Jan 2021 05:58:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 11:58 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 48.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.336°N / 92.032°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) WNW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Coatepeque (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) SW of Colomba (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SW of El Palmar (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSE of Tapachula (Mexico) (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of San Pablo Jocopilas (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> 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 18.9°C (66 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.348 km14 Km Al Oeste De Champerico, GuatemalaINETER

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