Mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km south of Santa Tecla, El Salvador, on Monday, 29 July 2019 at 17:44 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km south of Santa Tecla, El Salvador, on Monday, 29 July 2019 at 17:44 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 41 km depth

29 Jul 21:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 hours.
Date & time: 29 Jul 2019 17:44:30 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.11°N / 89.52°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: San Salvador (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) SSW of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSE of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSW of San Marcos (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SSW of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SSW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSW of Apopa (pop: 112,200) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SSE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.841 kmOffshore El SalvadorEMSC
M 4.535 km56km SSW of La Libertad, El SalvadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (5)

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Santa Tecla, La Libertad. (52.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
70.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up scared
San Salvador, Col Santa Elena / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mejicanos (El Salvador, 77 km NE of epicenter) : Surprising but not that strong (reported through EMSC)
Nueva San Salvador (El Salvador, 67 km NE of epicenter) : Short. Almost unaware it was happening until someone told me it was shaking, then I felt it. (reported through EMSC)
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