Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 19 km southeast of Chirilagua, El Salvador, on Sunday, 6 May 2018 at 19:02 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 19 km southeast of Chirilagua, El Salvador, on Sunday, 6 May 2018 at 19:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 6 May 2018 19:02:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.13°N / 87.99°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Conchagua (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) ESE of Chirilagua (pop: 6,390) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SW of La Union (La Unión) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSE of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SE of San Rafael Oriente (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ESE of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) ESE of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of San Francisco (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SE of Santiago de Maria (Santiago de María) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) ESE of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ESE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) WNW of Isla La Calabaza Island --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WNW of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmHondurasGFZ

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User reports for this quake (12)

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Choluteca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tegucigalpa Honduras (130.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Siguatepeque, Honduras (166.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
139 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
94 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Las paredes, las puertas y los objetos se movieron por unos 20 segundos y luego sólo quedó una percepción débil por unos 15 segundos mas (reported through our app)
La Unión (El Salvador, 36 km NE of epicenter) : Es el que se sintio mas fuerte de todo el enjambre hasta ahora (reported through EMSC)
La Union (El Salvador, 36 km NE of epicenter) : Leve pero se sintio (reported through EMSC)
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 141 km NE of epicenter) : I felt it, but noone else at home. (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 138 km NW of epicenter) : Movimiento ligeramente fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Nacaome (Honduras, 74 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
La Union (El Salvador, 29 km NE of epicenter) : strong shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Intipucá (El Salvador, 3 km N of epicenter) : Very strong. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 19 km southeast of Chirilagua, El Salvador, 6 May 2018 19:02 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 02 Jul 2018 21:58 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    149.7 km (93 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 2018 19:35 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 May 2018 17:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 May 2018 20:44 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 May 2018 09:18 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 May 2018 01:09 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 May 2018 14:09 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 2018 04:23 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 May 2018 06:52 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 19 km southeast of Chirilagua, El Salvador, on Sunday, 6 May 2018 at 19:02 (GMT)
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