Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 191 km SSW of Guatemala City, Municipio de Guatemala, Thursday, 07 Jan. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 191 km SSW of Guatemala City, Municipio de Guatemala, Thursday, 07 Jan. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.2 at 8 km depth

7 Jan 10:07 UTC: Primero en informar: INETER después de 5 minutos.
7 Jan 10:14: Magnitud recalculada de 4.3 a 4.2. Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 32.0 km (de 6.2 a 19.9 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 44 km (28 mi) al SO.
7 Jan 10:28: Profundidad recalculada de 32.0 a 7.0 km (de 19.9 a 4.3 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 9.4 km (5.9 mi) al ENE.
7 Jan 13:42: Profundidad recalculada de 7.0 a 8.0 km (de 4.3 a 5 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 14 km (9 mi) al 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:

Fecha & hora: 7 Jan 2021 10:02:16 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 04:02 (GMT -6)
Magnitud: 4.2
Profundidad: 8.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 12.996°N / 91.022°W (Océano Pacífico Norte, Guatemala)
Volcán mas cercano: Tecuamburro (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km al S de San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
147 km al S de Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
174 km al SSO de Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
175 km al SSO de Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
176 km al SSO de Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
186 km al S de Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
187 km al SSO de Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
191 km al SSO de Ciudad de Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
211 km al SSE de Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
213 km al OSO de San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from NNE
Fuente primaria de datos: INETER
Energía liberada estimada: 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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.28 km105 Km Al Sur De Sipacate, GuatemalaINETER
4.235 km83 Km S of Puerto San José, GuatemalaUSGS
4.262 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
4.368 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ

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