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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 52 km west of Retalhuleu, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Tuesday, January 21, 1975 at 00:36 GMT

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 52 km west of Retalhuleu, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Tuesday, January 21, 1975 at 00:36 GMT Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 52 km west of Retalhuleu, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Tuesday, January 21, 1975 at 00:36 GMT

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 106 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 21, 1975 00:36:11 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth106.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.374°N / 92.135°W (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode14.374°S / 87.865°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSiete Orejas (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities16 km (10 mi) SSE of Ocos (Ocós) (pop: 9,460) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) WNW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) S of Ciudad Tecun Uman (Ayutla) (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) SW of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) WSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) SW of Colomba (pop: 19,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (38 mi) SSE of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (Mexico) (pop: 202,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) WSW of Palmar (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
177 km (110 mi) W of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.4106 kmoffshore GuatemalaUSGS
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