Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 61 km south of Santa Tecla, El Salvador, on Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 08:29 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 61 km south of Santa Tecla, El Salvador, on Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 08:29 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 50 km depth

9 Feb 08:38 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 9 minutes.
Feb 9 08:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 50.1 km.
Date & time: 9 Feb 2020 08:29:05 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 50.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.127°N / 89.276°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Ilopango (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) S of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) S of San Marcos (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) SSW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) S of Apopa (pop: 112,200) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) SE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.050 kmEl SalvadorGeoAu
4.787 kmEl SalvadorGFZ
5.080 kmOffshore El SalvadorEMSC
5.069 km36km SSW of El Rosario, El SalvadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (10)

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La Libertad (63.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santa tecla, Merliot / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up, I’m a deep sleeper so it was moderate it started slow progressed into a stronger jolt and slowed down gradually.  
Montebello mejicanos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
60.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tuscania (55.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
59.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Sittensen / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Fühlte sich wie eine Vibration im Körper an  
62.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Nueva San Salvador (El Salvador, 62 km NW of epicenter) : Fue igual al anterior como si fuera una honda de movimiento que creo viene desde el mismo lugar. Puede ser playa mizata o usulutan (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 58 km NW of epicenter) : DATOS PRELIMINARES: Sismo mag. 5.3, frente a la costa de La Paz. [2020-02-09, 02:29] (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 09 Apr 2020 04:48 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 29 Mar 2020 03:00 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Mar 2020 17:18 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Mar 2020 01:42 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 15 Mar 2020 02:14 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 12 Mar 2020 16:55 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 08 Mar 2020 22:46 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 Mar 2020 23:00 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Feb 2020 20:49 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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