Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 184 km south of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 04:37 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 184 km south of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 04:37 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 28 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 27, 2012 04:37:19 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.139°N / 88.59°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 12.139°S / 91.41°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Buena Vista (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) S of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) S of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SSW of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SSE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SSE of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SSE of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) S of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) W of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) SW of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) SE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.328 kmoff the coast of El SalvadorUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3143 quakes)

  • 28 Aug 2014 22:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    18.1 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (79 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Aug 2014 16:45 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Aug 2014 11:18 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    257 km (160 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 26 Aug 2014 07:28 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    85.1 km (52.9 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Aug 2014 22:27 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    176 km (109 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Aug 2014 01:22 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    230 km (143 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Aug 2014 19:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    27.6 km (17.1 mi) depth
    |
    239 km (149 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 13:47 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    1.9 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    229 km (142 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 12:57 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    12.4 km (7.7 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 06:45 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    7.9 km (4.9 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 06:19 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    2.2 km (1.4 mi) depth
    |
    161 km (100 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 06:14 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    236 km (146 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 05:25 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    164 km (102 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:16 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    2.1 km (1.3 mi) depth
    |
    164 km (102 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:08 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    155 km (96 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (95 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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