Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 163 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Monday, 17 August 2020 at 19:32 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 78 km depth
17 Aug 19:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Depth: 78.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.55°N / 88.24°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) S of Chirilagua (pop: 6,390) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) S of Jucuaran (Jucuarán) (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) S of San Rafael Oriente (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) SSW of La Union (La Unión) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) S of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SSE of Zacatecoluca (pop: 39,600) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) SE of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.6||78 km||Off Coast of Central America (El Salvador)||GFZ|
|M 4.8||80 km||Offshore El Salvador (Nicaragua)||EMSC|
|M 5.2||41 km||59 Km al suroeste de Punta Cosigüina, Nicaragua||INETER|
|M 4.8||67 km||59 km S of Intipucá, El Salvador (Nicaragua)||USGS|
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