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Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 88 km south of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday, Aug 12, 2022 at 8:46 am (GMT -6) -

Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 88 km south of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday, Aug 12, 2022 at 8:46 am (GMT -6) Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 88 km south of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday, Aug 12, 2022 at 8:46 am (GMT -6)

Weak magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 31 km depth

12 Aug 15:14 UTC: First to report: INETER after 28 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 12, 2022 14:46:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Aug 12, 2022 at 8:46 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3
Depth31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude12.896°N / 89.163°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode12.896°S / 90.837°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoSan Vicente (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities68 km (42 mi) SSE of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) S of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) S of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) S of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) SSW of San Vicente (pop: 41,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) S of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) SW of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) SSW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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
3.031 km54 Km Al Suroeste De Delta Del Rio Lempa, El SalvadorINETER

Seismograms

Seismic station: Montecristo, El Salvador (SNET/SV network) | Distance from quake: 88 km / 55 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Montecristo, El Salvador: 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
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
Seismic station: volcan San Cristobal, Nicaragua (CRIN/NU network) | Distance from quake: 233 km / 145 mi | Show on map | Station Info
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User reports for this quake

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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