Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 72 km southwest of Usulutan, El Salvador, on Monday, 25 February 2019 at 22:29 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 72 km southwest of Usulutan, El Salvador, on Monday, 25 February 2019 at 22:29 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 38 km depth

25 Feb 22:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 27 minutes.
Date & time: 25 Feb 2019 22:29:16 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.88°N / 88.91°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Taburete (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) SW of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of San Vincente (pop: 41,500) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) S of Cojutepeque (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSE of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSE of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SSE of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SSW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) SW of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) SE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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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4.560 km36km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El SalvadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

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95.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 14 Apr 2019 09:14 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Apr 2019 19:33 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Apr 2019 18:16 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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