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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 9:19 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 9:19 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 9:19 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 83 km depth

29 Jan 03:22 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
29 Jan 03:26: Now using data updates from GFZ
29 Jan 03:43: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 29 Jan 2022, 03:26
Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported few minutes ago El Salvador
We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near El Salvador on 29 Jan 2022 (GMT) at approximately 03:18 GMT.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 29, 2022 03:19:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 9:19 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 83.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.0505°N / 88.6847°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.051°S / 91.315°E
Nearest volcano: Taburete (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (56 mi) SE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 26.2°C (79 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.983 km29 Km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El SalvadorUSGS
4.9100 kmOFFSHORE EL SALVADOREMSC
5.237 km35 Km Al Sureste De Delta Del Rio Lempa, El SalvadorINETER
4.983 kmEl SalvadorRaspberryShake
4.869 kmEl SalvadorGFZ

User reports for this quake (106)

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Santa Tecla (97.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Desplazamiento lateral,objetos vibran y animales se asustan no hay corte de luz ni de internet | 2 users found this interesting.  
San Salvador (93.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At a restaurant. I thought friends were shaking my chair. It was very obvious and the people at the place were all looking around to see if it was real  
San Salvador (96.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Big jolt followed by shaking | One user found this interesting.  
San Salvador (78.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s : In bed - house shaking | One user found this interesting.  
santa tecla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : rumble, made patio furniture shake. it was pretty weak people dancing didn’t feel it. i was sitting still and felt it  
santa tecla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : rumble, made patio furniture shake. it was pretty weak people dancing didn’t feel it. i was sitting still and felt it  
Atami, El Salvador / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Bed felt like my son (5yr) was climbing in with me, but when I turned around he wasn’t. Rattling on walls. I went outside to my husband and the pool water was wavy.  
santa tecla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : rumble, made patio furniture shake. it was pretty weak people dancing didn’t feel it. i was sitting still and felt it  
San Salvador, El Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : I was 100 km away, no way this was a 4.9. More like 5.4, like our local agency registered. Very short, thank God. YET was 2-3 very strong jolts, up and down.  
santa tecla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : rumble, made patio furniture shake. it was pretty weak people dancing didn’t feel it. i was sitting still and felt it  
San Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : The whole house was swinging and vibrating it was kind of short. | One user found this interesting.  
Santa tecla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Se sintió fuerte el sismo | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
San Salvador (90.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 20-30 s : In bed  
Tilaran, Guanacaste (497.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Santa (95.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : I deemed it while seated in my couch  
Playa san diego la libertad (77.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Weak shaking  
San Salvador (95.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s
SAN SALVADOR (93.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
San Salvador (91.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
La Libertad (87.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
San Salvador (95.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s
Delgado, San Salvador (89.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
el zonte (95.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ciudad Arce, la libertad, el salvador (115.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
La Libertad (77.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Cuscatancingo, San Salvador (93.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Playa san diego la libertad (77.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Weak shaking  
Tilaran, Guanacaste (499.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ilopango, San Salvador (85.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San vicente (67.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was swinging on the hammock when i first felt shaking i stopped swinging and it kept shaking  
Metrópoli san gabriel (101.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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