Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 19 km southeast of La Libertad, El Salvador, on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 05:54 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 19 km southeast of La Libertad, El Salvador, on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 05:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 77 km depth

31 Jul 06:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jul 31 06:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 91.0 to 94.0 km.
Jul 31 14:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 94.0 to 77.0 km.
Date & time: 31 Jul 2019 05:54:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 77.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.4°N / 89.17°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Ilopango (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SW of El Rosario (pop: 5,620) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) S of San Marcos (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) S of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) S of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) S of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) S of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) S of Cuscatancingo (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Apopa (pop: 112,200) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) SE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.977 kmEl SalvadorGFZ
5.992 kmOffshore El SalvadorEMSC
6.093 kmEl SalvadorGeoAu
5.973 km24km S of La Libertad, El SalvadorUSGS
6.015 kmEl SalvadorBMKG

User reports for this quake (128)

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Mejicanos, San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Daily earthquakes happed here, but lately they feel different in the way it shacks. Very scary and thinking about the Sand Anderests Folt. God Bless to All.  
San salvador / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Emory,tx (2057.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
38.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
214.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Не почувствовал и не ощущал, был дома, занимался домашней работой, висячие предметы интерьера в норме, всё хорошо. Пожалуйста берегите себя, своих родных и близких людей. Да, геологиярулит.  
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Miguel El Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Like a big swinging motion.It lasted about 2 minutes.  
Ilopango / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Retslhuleu (296.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
33.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
antigua guatemala (212.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
71.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
197.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
33.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
Mejicanos (36.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
33.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to strong shaking. Quite different from earthquakes in Philippines where it just seesaws. Here I could feel strong vibrations like a big truck passing by.  
San Salvador, El Salvador (35.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Fuerte movimiento, la gente en su mayoría dormía, se oía un retumbó debido al movimiento de los techos de las viviendas y los perritos alarmados ladraban (reported through our app)  
Santa Tecla, La Libertad. (14.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lourdes colon / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sleeping in bed ... when I was awakened by my whole room shaking. The biggest earthquake I’ve ever experienced.  
Antiguo Cuscatlán / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke people up from sleep  
San Martín (40.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santa Tecla / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Very strong, lasted about 10-11 seconds. The last couple seconds were the strongest.  
Acajutla (74.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
San José Pinula, Guatemala, Guatemala (185.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt in many towns of Guatemala (reported through our app)  
Santa Tecla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bed shaking and woke me up  
Municipio de Tonacatepeque colonia cimas de sn bar / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Estaba dormida de pronto todo se empezó a mover bruscamente  
San Vicente Department / not felt : My bed was moving i thought i was being haunted  
El Salvador San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
1275.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Urb Maquilishuat, San salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were awakened. We were able to text relatives. All are OK. No damage here, but shaking lasted quite a few seconds and was noisy.  
Panajachel / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Antigua. Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guatemala, ciudad (196.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Movimiento suave, largo. (reported through our app)  
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong enough to wake me up. Felt like someone shaking me awake.  
Marriott Courtyard, San Salvador (32.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
SANTA TECLA LA LIBERTAD / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ciudad de Guatemala, movimiento suave, mecido (196.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Ciudad de Guatemala, movimiento suave y mecido (reported through our app)  
San Salvador / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Woke out family up, very strong shaking  
32.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Salvador, El Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
31.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
san salvador really strong shaking and very long. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : very strong shaking and very long  
Chirilagua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt my bed shake lightly so I got up because I felt as though it might be an earthquake seconds later I felt the ground shake. Everyone woke up.  
89.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Muy fuerte muy duradero y intacto (reported through our app)  
Ilobasco, Cabañas (34.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong Jolt  
El Zonte / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Izalco (66.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santa Ana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was fairly strong and it was about 1 minute long. Everyone in my huse woke up.  
1258.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ilobasco / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Las Chinamas (103.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
90 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
33 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Fue fuerte (reported through our app)  
San luis talpa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Alrederor unos 15 segundos  
Casas Viejas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ilopango / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
El Rosario, La Paz, El Salvador / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
207.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : In Guatemala City (reported through our app)  
194.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
San Salvador, El Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San salvador / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Antigua (210.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light rolling sensation here in Antigua Guatemala. Not scary but I am sure that closer to the epicenter it could have been much worse. (reported through our app)  
Santiago Texacuangos El Salvador (24.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Antigua, Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slight tremor for about 15 seconds. Chandelier swaying slightly. Car alarm set off.  
28.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Delgado / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Armenia / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
37.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Sismo muy fuerte (reported through our app)  
201.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sleeping already. light shaking at the beginning, then it got a little stronger.  
Santo tomas, san salvador, el Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt strong and lasted Long.  
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
202.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
En Mi Casa Chinameca San Miguel (89.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala City Zona 10 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
37 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Santa Tecla (31.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
35.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
31 km N of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
33.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Sacudón en la casa... (reported through our app)  
San José Pinula (183.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Ataco, ahuchapan (88.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Soyapango / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sismo muy fuerte a las 23:57  
Costa del sol / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
212.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
28.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
199 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Salvador (35.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
32.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Santa Tecla (El Salvador, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Empezó con movimientos muy continuos, como saltando. Fotos ninguna (reported through EMSC)  
Canyon Country (United States of America, 3753 km NW of epicenter) : Yee yee (reported through EMSC)  
Distrito Central (Honduras, 233 km E of epicenter) : It just slightly (reported through EMSC)  
(Guatemala, 195 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Guatemala (reported through EMSC)  
Residenciales Las Jacarandas De Cayala (Guatemala, 194 km NW of epicenter) : Remezon fuerte! (reported through EMSC)  
Intibuca (Honduras, 155 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió un leve temblor, se sacudio un poco mi cama, creo que fue por unos 10-20 segundos que sentí el temblor!!! (reported through EMSC)  
San Miguel (El Salvador, 115 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió en San Miguel . (reported through EMSC)  
Santa Ana (El Salvador, 76 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio un fuerte sismo en santa ana, el salvador (reported through EMSC)  
Santa Ana (El Salvador, 75 km NW of epicenter) : Fuertísimo en Santa Ana. 2 fases súper sensibles. (reported through EMSC)  
Sonzacate (El Salvador, 67 km NW of epicenter) : You could feel the whole house shaking for what felt like 30 seconds , was probably less more like 15. (reported through EMSC)  
Sonsonate (El Salvador, 67 km NW of epicenter) : Lo sentí bastante fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Apopa (El Salvador, 50 km N of epicenter) : Sin duda, un movimiento muy fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
San Bartolome Perulapia (El Salvador, 50 km NE of epicenter) : Fue lo sufientemente fuerte para despertarme, movimento medianamente brusco (reported through EMSC)  
Soyapango (El Salvador, 42 km N of epicenter) : Bastante fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Soyapango (El Salvador, 42 km N of epicenter) : It felt strong, around 1 minute aprox, increasing intensity. Thanks to God it was not worst. (reported through EMSC)  
Mejicanos (El Salvador, 42 km N of epicenter) : Really, Really strong. It lasted way too long (reported through EMSC)  
Mejicanos (El Salvador, 42 km N of epicenter) : Sensible en el extremo norte de la ciudad de San Salvador, todos los vecinos salieron de sus casas alertados (reported through EMSC)  
Mejicanos (El Salvador, 41 km N of epicenter) : Very strong!!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Mejicanos (El Salvador, 41 km N of epicenter) : Sentí un terremoto muy fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 39 km N of epicenter) : Fue muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 38 km N of epicenter) : Acá en San Salvador se sintió muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 38 km N of epicenter) : That was fairly long and quite strong. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 38 km N of epicenter) : Felt really strong and scary plus this weird "wave sound" 10/10 wouldn't experience this again. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 38 km N of epicenter) : Was in bed when it hit. First It was a smaller shake then shortly after the second one was stronger much stronger. It shook the bed and walls and lasted probably 10 seconds but it felt long. It woke up neighbors and dogs barking. This is like the third quake this month, but this was definitely stronger. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 38 km N of epicenter) : Fue muy feo, se sintió fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 38 km N of epicenter) : Muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 38 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Nueva San Salvador (El Salvador, 37 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió bastante fuerte. Duró más que el temblor del día de ayer. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 37 km NW of epicenter) : Whole buoldong shaking (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 36 km N of epicenter) : Bastante fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 36 km N of epicenter) : Sacudida muy fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Antiguo Cuscatlan (El Salvador, 36 km NW of epicenter) : A strong one darn it! (reported through EMSC)  
Antiguo Cuscatlan (El Salvador, 35 km NW of epicenter) : Por lo menos intensidad 5 en san salvador... Largo y con todas las fases distinguibles. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 35 km N of epicenter) : It was an strong movement and was long in duration (reported through EMSC)  
Nueva San Salvador (El Salvador, 35 km NW of epicenter) : Started awaying at first for about 5-6 seconds then shook hard for about 3. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 34 km N of epicenter) : Bastante fuerte, aunque no cayeron cosas al suelo. (reported through EMSC)  
Antiguo Cuscatlan (El Salvador, 33 km NW of epicenter) : Strong (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 21 Sep 2019 05:55 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Sep 2019 02:19 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Sep 2019 23:22 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Sep 2019 19:00 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Sep 2019 18:45 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Sep 2019 05:30 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
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    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Sep 2019 00:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
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    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Sep 2019 22:55 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Aug 2019 09:48 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
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    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Aug 2019 17:04 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Aug 2019 19:08 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jul 2019 17:16 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
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    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jul 2019 07:50 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
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    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jul 2019 06:02 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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