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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off Coast of Central America on Friday, 12 May 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off Coast of Central America on Friday, 12 May 2017

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Off Coast of Central America on Friday, 12 May 2017
12 May 10:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
May 12 10:49: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.0.
Date & time: Friday, 12 May 2017 10:41 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.92°N / 90.04°W (El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Izalco (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (49 mi) SW of Acajutla (pop: 22,800)
94 km (59 mi) SW of San Antonio del Monte (pop: 9,100)
95 km (59 mi) SW of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500)
126 km (78 mi) SW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000)
188 km (117 mi) SE of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800)
198 km (123 mi) SE of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 12 May 10:41 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmOff Coast of Central AmericaGFZ
Fri, 12 May 10:41 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmOFFSHORE EL SALVADOREMSC
Fri, 12 May 10:41 UTCM 6.1 / 102 kmOff Coast of Central AmericaGeoAu
2017-05-12 04:41:26 -06:00 (12 May 10:41:26 UTC)M 6.2 / 10 km- 79km SSW of Acajutla, El SalvadorUSGS
Fri, 12 May 10:41 UTCM 6.0 / 34.8 kmEl Salvador [Sea]INGV

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (10)

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Australia / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : It was horrible! there was buttcakes all around for onion sake honey bunches it took the cows home back to tibet!!!
Antigua Guatemala (196.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San miguel. El salvadir (209.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
184.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Muy largo, más de un minuto de movimiento (reported through our app)
Fraijanes (179.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Salvador, El Salvador (118.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Bolívar (El Salvador, 237 km E of epicenter) : Levemente sentido y prolongado (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 130 km NE of epicenter) : Enough hard to look for my shoes (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 125 km NE of epicenter) : Fuertemente sentido en la capital de San Salvador en 5to piso, y de larga duración no hay daños en mi zona (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 124 km NE of epicenter) : Woke up from significant motion on the 4th floor of a hotel (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Off Coast of Central America, 12 May 2017 10:41

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes):
  • 16 Sep 2017 03:57 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Sep 2017 13:48 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Aug 2017 06:15 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Jun 2017 11:28 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    3.8 km (2.4 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 16 Jun 2017 04:20 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 May 2017 20:04 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 May 2017 12:58 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    38.1 km (23.7 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 2017 15:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 May 2017 13:24 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    11.5 km (7.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 May 2017 08:43 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 May 2017 04:03 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 May 2017 21:36 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 May 2017 04:29 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    92 km (57.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 May 2017 23:33 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 May 2017 22:57 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 13 May 2017 13:29 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    59.9 km (37.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2017 11:26 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 May 2017 04:46 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 12 May 2017 15:22 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 2017 10:51 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off Coast of Central America on Friday, 12 May 2017
 

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