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Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 5 Km Al Norte De Santa Tecla, El Salvador on Saturday, 19 September 2020

Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake  - 5 Km Al Norte De Santa Tecla, El Salvador on Saturday, 19 September 2020
19 Sep 23:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
19 Sep 23:49: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.0 to 3.0 km (from 2.5 to 1.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.2 km (0.7 mi) towards NE.
20 Sep 00:21: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.0 to 4.0 km (from 1.9 to 2.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (0.9 mi) towards SW.
Date & time: Saturday, 19 September 2020 23:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-19 17:27:28
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.729°N / 89.267°W (El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: San Salvador (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NE of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700)
6 km (4 mi) SW of Mejicanos (pop: 160,300)
7 km (4 mi) SW of Ayutuxtepeque (pop: 25,400)
10 km (6 mi) NW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000)
168 km (105 mi) SE of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
176 km (109 mi) SE of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 25.8°C (79 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 4 km/h (2 kts) from S
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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2020-09-19 17:27:28 (19 Sep 23:27:28 UTC)M 3.1 / 4 km5 Km Al Norte De Santa Tecla, El SalvadorINETER

User reports for this quake (8)

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San Salvador (3.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santa Tecla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s
San Salvador, in my home / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
San Salvador, in my home / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
San salvador, el salvador. / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : There have been at least 25 or so mild quakes throughout the day.
Santa Tecla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s
Calle Los Abetos #71, Urb María Auxiliadora, Meji / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Mejicanos, close to UES
Santa Tecla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s

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Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 5 Km Al Norte De Santa Tecla, El Salvador on Saturday, 19 September 2020
 

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