Terremoto leve mag. 4.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 15 km S of Champerico, Guatemala, lunes, 18 ene. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 15 km S of Champerico, Guatemala, lunes, 18 ene. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.2 at 28 km depth

18 Jan 04:42 UTC: Primero en informar: INETER después de 8 minutos.
Update Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 04:48
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala
4.2 quake 17 Jan 10:33 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 17 Jan 10:33 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 14 minutes ago 15 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 28 km beneath the epicenter near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala, late at night on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 10:33 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.
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 Champerico (pop. 7,800) located 15 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Retalhuleu (pop. 36,700) located 50 km from the epicenter, Nuevo San Carlos (pop. 19,200) 54 km away, Coatepeque (pop. 45,700) 61 km away, Mazatenango (pop. 44,100) 61 km away, Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 62 km away, Colomba (pop. 19,100) 65 km away, and San Pablo Jocopilas (pop. 20,300) 70 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 18 Jan 2021 04:33:54 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: domingo, 17 ene 2021 22:33 (GMT -6)
Magnitud: 4.2
Profundidad: 28.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 14.16°N / 91.92°W (Océano Pacífico Norte, Guatemala)
Volcán mas cercano: Santiaguito (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km al S de Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
49 km al SSO de Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
54 km al SSO de Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
61 km al S de Coatepeque (pop: 45,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
62 km al OSO de Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
64 km al SSO de Colomba (pop: 19,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
69 km al SO de San Pablo Jocopilas (pop: 20,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
87 km al SSO de Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
151 km al OSO de San Juan Sacatepéquez (pop: 136,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
161 km al OSO de Ciudad de Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 18.9°C (66 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 2 m/s (4 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
4.228 km15 Km Al Sur De Champerico, GuatemalaINETER
4.266 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
4.266 km55 Km Al SURESTE De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN

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