Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Chirilagua, El Salvador
Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 15:3515:35 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Chirilagua, Departamento de San Miguel, El Salvador. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Saturday 26 December 2020 at 9:15 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 4 km below the surface.
4.5 quake 26 Dec 9:15 am (GMT -6)
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Chirilagua (pop. 6,400) located 9 km from the epicenter, and Jucuaran (pop. 1,600) 16 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Alejo (pop. 5,100) located 22 km from the epicenter, San Miguel (pop. 161,900) 22 km away, El Transito (pop. 9,500) 26 km away, San Rafael Oriente (pop. 19,100) 27 km away, La Union (pop. 26,800) 29 km away, and Usulutan (pop. 51,900) 37 km away.
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Date & time: Sat, 26 Dec 15:15 UTC
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.299°N / 88.112°W
Primary data source: INETER