Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 70 km southwest of Usulutan, El Salvador
Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 17:2917:29 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 9 minutes ago, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Friday 15 January 2021 at 11:09 am local time, at a shallow depth of 29 km below the surface.
5.2 quake 15 Jan 11:09 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 should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Puerto El Triunfo (pop. 19,100) located 58 km from the epicenter, Jiquilisco (pop. 9,100) 59 km away, Usulutan (pop. 51,900) 70 km away, Santa Elena (pop. 5,900) 75 km away, El Transito (pop. 9,500) 78 km away, Jucuaran (pop. 1,600) 80 km away, San Rafael Oriente (pop. 19,100) 80 km away, Santiago de Maria (pop. 15,000) 81 km away, La Libertad (pop. 16,900) 85 km away, and San Salvador (pop. 526,000) 98 km away.
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Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 11:09 am (GMT -6) local time (15 Jan 2021 17:09 GMT)
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.86°N / 88.86°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Primary data source: INETER
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