Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 191 km south of Guatemala City, Municipio de Guatemala, on Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 4:02 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 191 km south of Guatemala City, Municipio de Guatemala, on Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 4:02 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 8 km depth

7 Jan 10:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
7 Jan 10:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 32.0 km (from 6.2 to 19.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 44 km (28 mi) towards SW.
7 Jan 10:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 7.0 km (from 19.9 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.4 km (5.9 mi) towards ENE.
7 Jan 13:42: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.0 to 8.0 km (from 4.3 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (9 mi) towards NNE.
Update Thu, 7 Jan 2021, 10:12
Light 4.3 quake hits near Puerto San José, Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala
4.3 quake 7 Jan 4:02 am (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 7 Jan 4:02 am (GMT -6)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Puerto San José, Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala, was reported only 10 minutes ago by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Thursday 7 January 2021 at 4:02 am 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 Puerto San José (pop. 18,700) located 88 km from the epicenter, Iztapa (pop. 4,000) 90 km away, and La Gomera (pop. 24,000) 107 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 7 Jan 2021 10:02:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 4:02 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.996°N / 91.022°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) S of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) SSW of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SSW of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) SSW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) S of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SSE of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) WSW of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from NNE
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 4.28 km105 Km Al Sur De Sipacate, GuatemalaINETER
M 4.235 km83 Km S of Puerto San José, GuatemalaUSGS
M 4.262 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
M 4.368 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ

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