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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near San Salvador, El Salvador

Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 19:00
19:00 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.2 quake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR 24 Nov 12.40 pm (GMT -6)
5.2 quake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR 24 Nov 12.40 pm (GMT -6)
Just 11 minutes ago, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Chirilagua, El Salvador. The tremor was recorded around noon on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 12.40 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 24 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9. A third agency, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.2.
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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Chirilagua (pop. 6,400) located 69 km from the epicenter, Intipucá (pop. 3,500) 69 km away, Jucuarán (pop. 1,600) 71 km away, El Tránsito (pop. 9,500) 81 km away, Usulután (pop. 51,900) 83 km away, San Miguel (pop. 161,900) 97 km away, Soyapango (pop. 329,700) 152 km away, and San Salvador (pop. 526,000) 153 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:
I felt this quake

Date & time: Tue, 24 Nov 18:40 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.71°N / 88.17°W
Primary data source: EMSC

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