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Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 72 km southwest of Sonsonate, El Salvador, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 2:09 am (GMT -6) -

Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 72 km southwest of Sonsonate, El Salvador, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 2:09 am (GMT -6) Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 72 km southwest of Sonsonate, El Salvador, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 2:09 am (GMT -6)

Weak magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 9 km depth

13 Aug 08:14 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
13 Aug 08:21: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 2.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 9.0 km (from 6.8 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards SSE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 13, 2022 08:09:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 2:09 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.5
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.316°N / 90.249°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode13.316°S / 89.751°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoApaneca Range (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities55 km (34 mi) SW of Acajutla (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) SW of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SW of Sonzacate (pop: 15,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (49 mi) SW of Izalco (pop: 19,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SSW of Ahuachapan (Ahuachapán) (pop: 34,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) SW of Chalchuapa (pop: 32,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) SW of Santa Ana (pop: 176,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) WSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) | 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.59 km54 Km Al Suroeste De Acajutla, El SalvadorINETER

Seismograms

Seismic station: Montecristo, El Salvador (SNET/SV network) | Distance from quake: 117 km / 73 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: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 332 km / 206 mi | Show on map | Station Info
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.5, 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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