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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Ahuachapan, 11 km west of Sonsonate, El Salvador, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 7:48 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Ahuachapan, 11 km west of Sonsonate, El Salvador, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 7:48 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Ahuachapan, 11 km west of Sonsonate, El Salvador, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 7:48 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 77 km depth

11 Aug 13:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
11 Aug 13:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 82.0 to 84.0 km (from 51 to 52 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (8.2 mi) towards N.
11 Aug 14:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 77.0 km (from 52 to 48 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.6 mi) towards S.
11 Aug 14:28: Epicenter location corrected by 0.7 km (0.4 mi) towards NW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 11, 2022 13:48:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 7:48 am (GMT -6)
Depth77.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.7°N / 89.824°W (Departamento de Ahuachapan, El Salvador)
Antipode13.7°S / 90.176°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoApaneca Range (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) SSE of Guaymango (Ahuachapán) (pop: 1,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) WSW of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) N of Acajutla (Sonsonate) (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (8 mi) WSW of Sonzacate (Sonsonate) (pop: 15,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) WSW of Izalco (Sonsonate) (pop: 19,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) S of Ahuachapan (Ahuachapán) (pop: 34,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) SW of Santa Ana (pop: 176,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) W of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 23.1°C (74 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.377 km11 Km Al Norte De Acajutla, El SalvadorINETER


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 278 km / 173 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 (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Chinandega, Chinandega / not felt (reported through our app)

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