Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 38 km south of Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Thursday, 11 Feb 2021 5:14 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 38 km south of Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Thursday, 11 Feb 2021 5:14 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 46 km depth

11 Feb 23:21 UTC: First to report: INETER after 6 minutes.
11 Feb 23:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.0 to 50.0 km (from 26 to 31 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.3 km (5.8 mi) towards NE.
11 Feb 23:49: Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (1 mi) towards SW.
12 Feb 00:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.0 to 46.0 km (from 31 to 29 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: 11 Feb 2021 23:14:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 11 Feb 2021 5:14 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 46.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.2°N / 91.71°W (Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Champerico (Retalhuleu) (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) S of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WSW of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (Escuintla) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) S of Nuevo San Carlos (Retalhuleu) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of San Pablo Jocopilas (Suchitepeque) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Coatepeque (Quetzaltenango) (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WSW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (Escuintla) (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) SSW of Totonicapan (Totonicapán) (pop: 69,700) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) WSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 23.7°C (75 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.846 km5 Km Al Norte De Tulate, GuatemalaINETER
4.354 km7 Km SSW of San Lorenzo, GuatemalaUSGS

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San miguel (391.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No lo persevi en la zona (reported through our app)  
San Pedro La Laguna / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Antigua / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
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