Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 87 km southwest of Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 4:27 am (GMT -6) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 87 km southwest of Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 4:27 am (GMT -6)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 18 km depth

27 Feb 10:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
27 Feb 10:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.0 to 17.0 km (from 13 to 10.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10 km (6.2 mi) towards ESE.
27 Feb 13:14: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 17.0 to 18.0 km (from 10.6 to 11.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 27 Feb 2021 10:27:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 4:27 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.03°N / 92.29°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) SW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) S of Ocos (Ocós) (pop: 9,460) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Ciudad Tecun Uman (Ayutla) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Coatepeque (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Colomba (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Tapachula (Mexico) (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
5.018 km54 Km Al Sur De San Marcos, GuatemalaINETER
4.637 km35 Km WSW of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS
4.917 km82 Km Al SUROESTE De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN
4.748 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, GuatemalaGFZ

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 25 Mar 2021 01:16 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Mar 2021 00:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Feb 2021 07:08 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Feb 2021 10:43 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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