Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 34 km southeast of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Monday, 4 Jan 2021 6:55 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 34 km southeast of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Monday, 4 Jan 2021 6:55 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 38 km depth

4 Jan 13:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
4 Jan 13:07: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 38.0 km (from 22 to 24 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (8.3 mi) towards SW.
Update Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 13:06
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.3 just reported 37 km southeast of Sonsonate, El Salvador
4.3 quake 4 Jan 6:55 am (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 4 Jan 6:55 am (GMT -6)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Sonsonate, Departamento de Sonsonate, El Salvador, was reported only 11 minutes ago by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Monday 4 January 2021 at 6:55 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Acajutla (pop. 22,800) located 30 km from the epicenter, and La Libertad (pop. 16,900) 34 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sonsonate (pop. 59,500) located 37 km from the epicenter, Sonzacate (pop. 15,400) 38 km away, Izalco (pop. 19,200) 38 km away, Santa Tecla (pop. 124,700) 49 km away, San Salvador (pop. 526,000) 57 km away, Mexicanos (pop. 160,300) 60 km away, and Soyapango (pop. 329,700) 63 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Jan 2021 12:55:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 4 Jan 2021 6:55 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.312°N / 89.71°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Izalco (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Acajutla (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) S of Sonzacate (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) S of Izalco (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Antiguo Cuscatlan (Antiguo Cuscatlán) (pop: 33,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of San Marcos (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WSW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 23°C (73 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
4.338 km33 Km Al Sureste De Acajutla, El SalvadorINETER

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
San Salvador / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
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