Gentle 4.2 quakes close to San Jose, San José Parish, Escuintla Division, Guatemala / VolcanoDiscovery

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Monday, January 18, 2021, 1:40 a.m.

01:40 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.2 quake Jan 17 7:20 pm (GMT -6)

4.2 quake Jan 17 7:20 pm (GMT -6)

Just 13 minutes ago, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 struck near San Jose, Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala. The tremor was recorded at 7:20 p.m. local time in the early evening on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at a shallow depth of 13 miles below the surface.
The event was submitted by the Nicaraguan Territorial Studies Institute (INETER), the first seismological agency to report on it.
Cities near the epicenter where the quake may have been perceived as very weak include San Jose (18,700 inhabitants), 63 km from the epicenter, La Gomera (24,000 inhabitants), 72 km away, Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (18,200 Inhabitants)) 97 km away, Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (62,100 inhabitants) 100 km and Escuintla (103,200 inhabitants) 102 km away.

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Date and time: January 17, 2021 at 7:20 p.m. (GMT -6) local time (Jan 18, 2021 01:20 GMT)
Size: 4.2
Depth: 21.0 km
Latitude / Longitude of epicenter: 13.44 ° N / 91.12 ° W. (North Pacific, Guatemala)
Primary data source: INETER

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