Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - on 2021-01-15 10:10:52 - information

Terremoto molto forte magnitudine 6.1 - North Pacific Ocean, 57 km a sud ovest da Champerico, Guatemala, venerdí, 15 gennaio 2021

- Terremoto molto forte magnitudine 6.1 - North Pacific Ocean, 57 km a sud ovest da Champerico, Guatemala, venerdí, 15 gennaio 2021

Terremoto molto forte magnitudine 6.1 at 16 km depth

15 Jan 16:14 UTC: Primo a segnalare: INETER dopo 3 minuti.
15 Jan 16:21: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.9 a 6.0. Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 3.1 km (1.9 mi) al SE.
15 Jan 16:35: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 6.0 a 6.1. Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 16.0 km (da 6.2 a 9.9 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 5.1 km (3.1 mi) al WNW.
Update Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 16:18
Significant 5.9 quake hits near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala
5.9 quake 15 Jan 10:10 am (GMT -6)
5.9 quake 15 Jan 10:10 am (GMT -6)
A shallow magnitude 5.9 earthquake was reported in the morning near Champerico, Municipio de Champerico, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala.
According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the quake hit on Friday 15 January 2021 at 10:10 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.5.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Champerico (pop. 7,800) located 56 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 15 Jan 2021 16:10:52 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Friday, 15 Jan 2021 10:10 (GMT -6)
Magnitudine: 6.1
Profondità: 16.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 13.836°N / 92.141°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Vulcano più vicino: Santiaguito (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km SSO da Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> Vedi sismi vicini
75 km S da Ocos (Ocós) (pop: 9,460) --> Vedi sismi vicini
93 km SSO da Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
97 km SSO da Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
98 km OSO da Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
101 km SSO da Coatepeque (pop: 45,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
104 km SO da Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
130 km SSO da Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
146 km SO da Totonicapan (pop: 69,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
197 km OSO da Città del Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from N
Fonte dati primaria: INETER
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) 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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
6.116 km56 Km Al Suroeste De Tulate, GuatemalaINETER
5.835 kmGuatemalaGFZ
5.910 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
5.910 km47 Km SSW of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS
5.860 kmGuatemalaGeoAu
5.817 km70 Km Al SUR De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, GuatemalaSSN

User reports for this quake (39)

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Guatemala City (194.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : I was sitting in front of my computer waiting for my next class to start, when I started feeling some shaking. The shaking slightly bothered me but it didn't cause any effects in my home (17th floor in an apartment). | 8 users found this interesting.  
Guatemala City, Zone 13 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : My cats ran to my bed to feel safe. I then felt sideways shaking and saw that my bells were moving as well. | 7 users found this interesting.  
guatemala city, Intercontinental Real Hotel / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Was sitting on the desk, and felt the gravity motion of the building and chair being shifted left to right in a slow manner | 6 users found this interesting.  
172.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : the house shimmied back and forth like the foundation was floating on jelly... | 6 users found this interesting.  
Guatemala city (198.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Linear horizontal swaying. On 7th floor of building, 30 seconds approx feeling the sway. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Metapa de Domínguez, Chiapas / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Estaba sentada escribiendo y se sacudió el escritorio, las personas que venían caminando no lo sintieron. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Guatemala city / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : I felt shacking walls and floor, lateral movement. Movement of hinged doors and hanging ceiling lamps. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Santa Ana, Antigua, Guatemala (172.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Houst moved with a slight back and forth sliding sensation. | 3 users found this interesting.  
1840.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating : Sliding glass doors were trembling for a moment | 2 users found this interesting.  
Key Largo, Florida, USA (1756.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : I was on the second floor of a wood frame house built on steel columns. My only experience was an inexplicable and sustained significant rattling of a set of sliding glass doors at that time.  
FL (1941.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Was weird...was barely perceptible but I was half way bent over looking at something and I felt my body dip twice a tiny fraction of an inch really quick...thought it was just me imagining things till I checked the app (reported through our app)  
  • Our garage doors rattled for a few seconds. Very weak.
185.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Muy largo y fuerte | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
143.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
La Antigua Guatemala (180.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Movimientos ondulatorios y horizontales (reported through our app)  
1938.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : South Florida had some shaking but can't link the two events, unfortunately. (reported through our app)  
Kissimmee, FL (1938.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Mixco (184 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
188.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
192.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
195.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
171.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mixco (184 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
133.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
194.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging (reported through our app)
3600.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
192 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
131 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Chimaltenango (167.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
Louisiana / not felt : Didn’t feel  
Guatemala / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s
guatemala city zona 15 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Antigua, Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
amatitlan, guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
Guatemala City - Cayala / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Guatemala zona 6 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Villa Nueva / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Guatemala City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (61 quakes):
  • 10 May 2021 17:19 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 May 2021 10:13 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 May 2021 05:55 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 02 May 2021 05:54 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 May 2021 04:31 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Apr 2021 20:45 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 25 Apr 2021 22:11 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Apr 2021 03:17 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Apr 2021 01:48 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Apr 2021 11:44 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 18 Apr 2021 06:53 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 14 Apr 2021 22:35 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 14 Apr 2021 06:36 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 Apr 2021 06:42 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 01 Apr 2021 06:59 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 25 Mar 2021 01:16 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • Show all

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