Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 82 km south of Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador, on 2020-08-11 21:25:10 -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 82 km south of Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador, on 2020-08-11 21:25:10

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 35 km depth

12 Aug 03:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
Aug 12 03:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.2.
Aug 12 03:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 38.0 km.
Aug 12 03:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 39.0 km.
Aug 12 04:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 39.0 to 40.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 35.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Aug 2020 03:25:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-08-11 21:25:10
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.627°N / 88.31°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Chirilagua (pop: 6,390) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) S of Jucuaran (Jucuarán) (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.235 km65 Km al sur de Playa El Cuco, El SalvadorINETER
M 5.156 kmOff Coast of Central America (El Salvador)GFZ
M 4.956 kmOffshore El SalvadorEMSC
M 4.774 kmOff Coast of Central America (El Salvador)GeoAu
M 4.947 km58 km SSW of Intipucá, El SalvadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (21)

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San Lorenzo, Valle, Honduras (129.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
156.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
153.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Colônia Colonia escalón (155.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
157.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
152.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Quelepa San Miguel / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Estaba descansando en mi hamaca cuando sentí un ligero movimiento de esta y una ligera sacudida del techo.
  • The hammock will have enhanced the ground swinging perhaps?
St Wendel / not felt
Usulután / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sismo muy fuerte en Usulután
Delgado / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Miralvalle, San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Marcos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santa Tecla (El Salvador, 159 km NW of epicenter) : En forma repentina, sacudida profunda desde abajo (reported through EMSC)
Ayutuxtepeque (El Salvador, 158 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte y intervalado (reported through EMSC)
Ayutuxtepeque (El Salvador, 159 km NW of epicenter) : Fue de 5.2 (reported through EMSC)
Ayutuxtepeque (El Salvador, 159 km NW of epicenter) : Acaba de temblar , corto y fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Nuevo Cuscatlán (El Salvador, 158 km NW of epicenter) : Movió las lámparas , pero dentro de lo que estamos acostumbrados a sentir (reported through EMSC)
Ayutuxtepeque (El Salvador, 159 km NW of epicenter) : Forte e boa duração (reported through EMSC)
Ayutuxtepeque (El Salvador, 159 km NW of epicenter) : Algo fuerte, pero nada muy especial, primero Dios estemos bien :3 (reported through EMSC)
Antiguo Cuscatlán (El Salvador, 157 km NW of epicenter) : Leve, no logró botar nada. Acompañado de zumbido. (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 154 km NW of epicenter) : Solo un movimiento brusco (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 82 km south of Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador, 2020-08-11 21:25:10

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 2020 07:41 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 01 Oct 2020 02:11 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 01 Oct 2020 00:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 08:23 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 26 Sep 2020 13:28 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Sep 2020 05:58 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 19 Sep 2020 16:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 06:51 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 09 Sep 2020 02:37 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Sep 2020 06:57 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 01 Sep 2020 12:13 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 01 Sep 2020 01:26 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Aug 2020 04:09 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Aug 2020 03:20 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 26 Aug 2020 18:59 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2020 18:51 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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