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)

Séisme modéré magnitude 4.2 at 8 km depth

7 Jan 10:07 UTC: Premier à signaler: INETER après 5 minutes.
7 Jan 10:14: Magnitude recalculée de 4.3 à 4.2. Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 32.0 km (de 6.2 à 19.9 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 44 km (28 mi) au SO.
7 Jan 10:28: Profondeur recalculée de 32.0 à 7.0 km (de 19.9 à 4.3 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 9.4 km (5.9 mi) au ENE.
7 Jan 13:42: Profondeur recalculée de 7.0 à 8.0 km (de 4.3 à 5 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 14 km (9 mi) au 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: jeudi, 7 janv. 2021 04:02 (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Profondeur: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.996°N / 91.022°W (Océan Pacifique Nord, Guatemala)
Volcan le plus près: Tecuamburro (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km S de San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
147 km S de Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
174 km SSO de Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
175 km SSO de Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
176 km SSO de Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
186 km S de Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
187 km SSO de Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
191 km SSO de Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
211 km SSE de Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
213 km OSO de San Salvador (Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
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) Plus d'infos
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
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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