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Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 0.2 km west of San Pedro, Departamento de La Union, El Salvador, on 2020-10-27 01:30:48

Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 0.2 km west of San Pedro, Departamento de La Union, El Salvador, on 2020-10-27 01:30:48 Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 0.2 km west of San Pedro, Departamento de La Union, El Salvador, on 2020-10-27 01:30:48

Light magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 5 km depth

27 Oct 07:42 UTC: First to report: INETER after 12 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 27, 2020 07:30:48 UTC
Local time at epicenter2020-10-27 01:30:48
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.304°N / 88.025°W (South Pacific Ocean, Departamento de La Union, El Salvador)
Antipode13.304°S / 91.975°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoLaguna Aramuaca (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (8 mi) NNE of Intipuca (La Unión) (pop: 3,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) SSW of San Alejo (La Unión) (pop: 5,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) W of La Union (La Unión) (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SE of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) ESE of San Rafael Oriente (San Miguel) (pop: 19,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) ESE of Santiago de Maria (Santiago de María, Usulután) (pop: 15,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) E of Puerto El Triunfo (Usulután) (pop: 19,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) SE of Sensuntepeque (Cabañas) (pop: 20,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) SW of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
133 km (83 mi) ESE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 22.6°C (73 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
2.85 km12 Km Al Norte De Intipucá, El SalvadorINETER


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 117 km / 72 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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