Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km south of Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador, on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 at 21:35 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km south of Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador, on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 at 21:35 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 77 km depth

12 Nov 21:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Nov 2019 21:35:09 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 77.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.94°N / 88.49°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Usulután (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) S of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SW of Jucuaran (Jucuarán) (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) S of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SW of Chirilagua (pop: 6,390) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of San Rafael Oriente (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) S of Santiago de Maria (Santiago de María) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SE of Zacatecoluca (pop: 39,600) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) WSW of La Union (La Unión) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.177 kmOff Coast of Central America (El Salvador)GFZ
M 5.180 kmOffshore El SalvadorEMSC
M 5.279 kmOff Coast of Central America (El Salvador)GeoAu
M 5.171 km38km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El SalvadorUSGS

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San Salvador / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Building shook. Thought something had hit the building.
El salvador, Santa tecla / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
115.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
111.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
111 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Hudson Florida / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Apopa / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Felt like the house would fall.lasted 4 seconds
Houston tx / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 5 year old daughter said she felt ground shaking 2 hours or so before the quake
Colonia Escalón, San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
116.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Zaragoza / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
69.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
117.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
san salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
111.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Was very horrible, my home is destroyed for that (reported through our app)
113.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
111 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 117 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte y largo en San Salvador (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 116 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte temblor en San Salvador, El Salvador. (reported through EMSC)
Antiguo Cuscatlan (El Salvador, 115 km NW of epicenter) : fuerte y un poco más largo que lo de la mañana (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 115 km NW of epicenter) : Fortísimo (reported through EMSC)
San Vicente (El Salvador, 86 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 116 km NW of epicenter) : Suave y rápido (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 115 km NW of epicenter) : Bastante sensible. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 46 km south of Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador, 12 November 2019 21:35 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 10 Jan 2020 16:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Dec 2019 00:14 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Dec 2019 06:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    75 km (46.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Dec 2019 20:07 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Dec 2019 03:57 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Nov 2019 12:02 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Nov 2019 16:48 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km south of Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador, on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 at 21:35 (GMT)

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