Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Off Coast of Central America on Thursday, 24 November 2016

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 199 km south of San Salvador, Departamento de San Salvador, El Salvador, on Thursday, 24 November 2016 at 18:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 199 km south of San Salvador, Departamento de San Salvador, El Salvador, on Thursday, 24 November 2016 at 18:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Nov 18:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 49.0 to 10.0 km.
Nov 24 18:52: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.9.
Nov 24 18:53: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 48.0 km.
Nov 24 18:59: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 48.0 to 10.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 32.0 km.
Nov 24 19:38: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 7.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 10.0 km.
Nov 25 10:40: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.9.
Date & time: 24 Nov 2016 18:43:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.93°N / 88.87°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Usulután (171 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (96 mi) SSW of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SSW of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) S of Zacatecoluca (pop: 39,600) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSW of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) S of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SSE of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) S of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) S of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) S of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) S of Apopa (pop: 112,200) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) W of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (202 mi) W of Isla La Calabaza Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.910 kmOff Coast of Central AmericaGFZ
M 7.010 km OFF COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICAEMSC
M 7.010.3 km- 149km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El SalvadorUSGS

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Trujillo, Perú (2480.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Ligeramente, estuve apoyado en la mesa y sentí un leve movimiento. (reported through our app)
Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
289.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Salvador (199.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Leon (222.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was sitting by the kitchen table when it and my chair started to vibrate and shake back and forwards. Tried to shake it similar with my hands afterwards which was not possible. The water in the dogs waterbowl also was shaking, spilling over a little on both sides. It was not scary. But we definetely could tell that it was an earthquake.
Costa Rica / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
571 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Diriomo, Dept Granada, Nicaragua / Weak shaking (MMI III)
1853.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
224.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Lo senti fuerte y largo (572.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fuerte y largo (reported through our app)
Jinotepe / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Grecia (549.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Managua (279.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel (214.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Temblor muy fuerte, se movan muebles. (reported through our app)
289.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
194.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
201.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
284.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
1852.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
199.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Guatemala (345.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Long shaking (reported through our app)
354.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
572.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Somoto (Nicaragua, 302 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio bastante fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 290 km E of epicenter) : P-waves and S-waves felt clearly spaced by a short space, of about a second or two. (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala (Guatemala, 338 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en la Ciudad de Guatemala, me encontraba en un piso cuatro, y se sintió con fuerza, y duro poco más de un minuto. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 289 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió algo parecido a dos temblores, siendo el segundo el más fuerte. Muyfuerte!!! (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 283 km E of epicenter) : Movimiento ligeramente fuerte que movió los muebles y paredes (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 347 km NW of epicenter) : Duró bastante, pero se sintió suave aquí. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake North Pacific Ocean, 199 km south of San Salvador, Departamento de San Salvador, El Salvador, 24 November 2016 18:43 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (78 quakes):
  • 22 May 2017 16:34 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    144 km (90 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 May 2017 08:43 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (100 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 May 2017 17:38 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    6.1 km (3.8 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 20 May 2017 13:27 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    26.4 km (16.4 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 16 May 2017 04:27 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 14 May 2017 04:29 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    92 km (57.2 mi) depth
    |
    164 km (102 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 May 2017 22:57 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 13 May 2017 08:05 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 12 May 2017 10:51 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    169 km (105 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 May 2017 10:41 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 126 km southwest of San Salvador, Departamento de San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday, 12 May 2017 at 10:41 (GMT)
  • 12 May 2017 03:40 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    83.4 km (51.8 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 08 May 2017 09:04 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    30.6 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Apr 2017 19:58 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    6.6 km (4.1 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Apr 2017 01:10 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 27 Apr 2017 08:09 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    8.8 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Apr 2017 04:28 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 199 km south of San Salvador, Departamento de San Salvador, El Salvador, on Thursday, 24 November 2016 at 18:43 (GMT)
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