M7.4 earthquake on Monday, 27 August 2012 at 04:37 (119km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 173 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:37

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 173 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:37

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 20 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 27, 2012 04:37:20 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:37
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 20.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.2777°N / 88.528°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 12.278°S / 91.472°E
Nearest volcano: Usulután (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (70 mi) S of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) S of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SSW of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SSE of Zacatecoluca (pop: 39,600) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SSE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SSE of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) S of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SW of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) W of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) SE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.320 km111km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El SalvadorUSGS
7.315 kmOff Coast of Central AmericaGFZ
7.425 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOREMSC
7.320 kmOffshore El SalvadorGeoAu
6.816 kmNicaraguaINETER
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3153 quakes)

  • 28 Aug 2014 22:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    18.1 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (77 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Aug 2014 16:45 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Aug 2014 11:18 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    256 km (159 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 26 Aug 2014 07:28 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    85.1 km (52.9 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Aug 2014 22:27 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    177 km (110 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Aug 2014 01:22 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    218 km (136 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Aug 2014 19:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    27.6 km (17.1 mi) depth
    |
    241 km (150 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 13:47 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    1.9 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    221 km (137 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 12:57 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    12.4 km (7.7 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 06:45 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    7.9 km (4.9 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 06:19 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    2.2 km (1.4 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (91 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 06:14 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    228 km (142 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 05:25 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:16 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    2.1 km (1.3 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:08 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    141 km (88 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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