Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 84 km southwest of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Sunday, 28 October 2018 at 22:23 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 84 km southwest of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Sunday, 28 October 2018 at 22:23 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Oct 22:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Oct 2018 22:23:52 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.06°N / 90.38°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Moyuta (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) SW of Acajutla (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SW of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSW of Ahuachapan (Ahuachapán) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SW of Santa Ana (pop: 176,700) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WSW of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) WSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) WSW of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) WSW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) S of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) WSW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.810 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGFZ
M 5.471 kmOFFSHORE EL SALVADOREMSC
M 5.953 kmNear Coast of GuatemalaGeoAu
M 6.125 km- 93km SW of Acajutla, El SalvadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
La Puente CA, thanks God the carabans is in Mexico / not felt
Tulum / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Paralowie / not felt
Ciudad guatemala (176.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 08 Dec 2018 03:47 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Nov 2018 04:30 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Nov 2018 01:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    11.5 km (7.1 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 2018 16:26 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Nov 2018 04:50 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    36.6 km (22.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Nov 2018 14:12 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 2018 10:21 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Nov 2018 19:39 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.