Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km south of Escuintla, Guatemala, on Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 1:41 am (GMT -6) -
Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 27 km depth
6 Feb 07:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
6 Feb 08:21: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 27.0 km (from 6.2 to 16.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.3 km (2.1 mi) towards S.
Update Sat, 6 Feb 2021, 07:54Moderate 4.6 quake hits near Escuintla, Municipio de Escuintla, Guatemala
4.6 quake 6 Feb 1:41 am (GMT -6)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Escuintla, Municipio de Escuintla, Guatemala. The tremor was recorded early morning on Saturday 6 February 2021 at 1:41 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Iztapa (pop. 4,000) located 41 km from the epicenter, San Jose (pop. 18,700) 44 km away, and La Gomera (pop. 24,000) 72 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Escuintla (pop. 103,200) located 83 km from the epicenter, Cuilapa (pop. 16,500) 87 km away, Barberena (pop. 30,500) 87 km away, and Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop. 62,100) 95 km away.
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Date & time: 6 Feb 2021 07:41:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 1:41 am (GMT -6)
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.54°N / 90.64°W
(North Pacific Ocean
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro
(70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:44 km (28 mi) S of Iztapa
(pop: 4,020) --> See nearby quakes!47 km (29 mi) SSE of San Jose (Municipio de San José)
(pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!75 km (47 mi) SE of La Gomera
(pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!86 km (53 mi) S of Escuintla
(pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!90 km (56 mi) SSW of Cuilapa
(pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!90 km (56 mi) SSW of Barberena
(pop: 30,500) --> See nearby quakes!98 km (61 mi) SSE of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa
(pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!121 km (75 mi) S of Mixco
(pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!123 km (77 mi) S of Guatemala City
(pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!158 km (98 mi) W of San Salvador (El Salvador)
(pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 23°C
(73 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011
joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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.
|4.7||27 km||44 Km Al Sur De Izatapa, Guatemala||INETER|
|4.3||60 km||OFFSHORE GUATEMALA||EMSC|
|4.3||44 km||29 Km S of Iztapa, Guatemala||USGS|
User reports for this quake (4)
2957 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
123.8 km N of epicenter [Map]
/ not felt (reported through our app)
110 km N of epicenter [Map]
/ Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / very short
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