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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 81 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 12:58 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 81 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 12:58 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 81 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 12:58 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 78 km depth

24 Sep 07:02 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
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24 Sep 07:16: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 24, 2022 06:58:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 12:58 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth78.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.0595°N / 88.8165°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode13.06°S / 91.184°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTaburete (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities38 km (24 mi) SW of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) SSE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) SW of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) SSE of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) SE of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Apopa (pop: 112,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 24.2°C (76 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | 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
4.678 km31 Km Al Sur De Delta Del Rio Lempa, El SalvadorUSGS
4.582 kmEl SalvadorGFZ
4.680 kmOFFSHORE EL SALVADOREMSC
4.678 kmEl SalvadorRaspberryShake
4.637 km38 Km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El SalvadorINETER
4.610 kmEl SalvadorIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 200 km / 124 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 (6)

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San Salvador (83.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
La Libertad (82.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Weak shaking  
Soyapango (79.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
San Salvador (82 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking woke me up  
San Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
I was sleeping and the bed started shaking. / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was asleep and I felt my bed shaking. Scary feeling.  

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Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Jan 13, 2001 17:33
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7.7

60 km
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0 km
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Aug 27, 2012 04:37
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7.3

28 km
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Jun 19, 1982 06:21
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7.3

73 km
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Mar 28, 1921 07:49
102 years ago
7.3

15 km
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Oct 14, 2014 03:51
8 years ago
7.2

43 km
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97 years ago
7.2

20 km
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Feb 27, 1916 20:21
107 years ago
7.2

15 km
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Oct 24, 1956 14:42
66 years ago
7.1

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7.1

15 km
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Oct 9, 2004 21:26
18 years ago
7.0

35 km
296km / 184mi91 km SW of Managua, NicaraguaMore
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96 years ago
7.0

15 km
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Nov 24, 2016 18:43
6 years ago
6.9

10 km
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Jul 14, 1930 22:40
92 years ago
6.9

15 km
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94 years ago
6.9

15 km
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5 years ago
6.8

32 km
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43 years ago
6.8

58 km
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69 years ago
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35 km
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69 years ago
6.8

35 km
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6.7

25 km
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Jun 13, 2007 19:29
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23 km
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6.7

55 km
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Mar 3, 1996 16:37
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33 km
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Aug 28, 1955 20:13
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6.7

45 km
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Oct 2, 1932 02:59
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6.7

30 km
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Feb 10, 1929 15:39
94 years ago
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30 km
233km / 145mi26 km S of San Jose, GuatemalaMore
Feb 15, 1926 02:59
97 years ago
6.7

15 km
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4 years ago
6.6

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22 years ago
6.6

10 km
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Mar 3, 1996 14:55
27 years ago
6.6

33 km
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Jun 14, 1995 11:11
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25 km
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Nov 3, 1988 14:47
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6.6

69 km
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Oct 27, 1979 21:43
43 years ago
6.6

65 km
222km / 138mi58 km S of Escuintla, Departamento de Escuintla, GuatemalaMore
Nov 19, 1936 21:10
86 years ago
6.6

45 km
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May 1, 1924 19:54
99 years ago
6.6

20 km
74km / 46mi120 km SW of Usulutan, El SalvadorMore
Jun 29, 1919 23:14
104 years ago
6.6

20 km
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104 years ago
6.6

35 km
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6.5

22 km
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Jun 15, 2013 17:34
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6.5

36 km
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20 years ago
6.5

24 km
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Nov 9, 1997 22:56
25 years ago
6.5

176 km
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6.5

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6.5

60 km
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6.5

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6.4

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6.3

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6.3

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6.3

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6.3

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6.2

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62 km
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Apr 3, 1999 10:10
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Dec 4, 1997 14:56
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6.0

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Mar 27, 1996 20:52
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6.0

33 km
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Sep 12, 1993 03:22
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68 km
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Sep 28, 1992 07:41
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6.0

67 km
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Sep 5, 1992 21:48
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6.0

10 km
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Sep 2, 1992 18:28
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6.0

10 km
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May 23, 1992 10:30
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6.0

75 km
136km / 85mi91 km W of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jan 12, 1982 05:48
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6.0

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5.9

37 km
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Jul 31, 2019 05:54
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5.9

77 km
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Jul 8, 2013 02:52
9 years ago
5.9

97 km
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Jan 18, 2010 15:40
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5.9

55 km
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Nov 26, 2009 19:08
13 years ago
5.9

57 km
128km / 80mi12 km SW of Acajutla, Departamento de Sonsonate, El SalvadorMore
Mar 16, 2001 00:01
22 years ago
5.9

49 km
16km / 10mi80 km SE of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jun 12, 1993 11:15
30 years ago
5.9

218 km
141km / 88mi99 km S of Tegucigalpa, HondurasMore
Dec 6, 1978 11:53
44 years ago
5.9

33 km
89km / 55mi78 km SW of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
May 3, 1965 10:01
58 years ago
5.9

15 km
75km / 46mi4.7 km SE of Ilopango, San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
May 19, 1957 21:00
66 years ago
5.9

20 km
181km / 113mi77 km SW of Chinandega, NicaraguaMore
May 16, 2019 16:22
4 years ago
5.8

88 km
114km / 71miNorth Pacific Ocean, 80 km W of Chinandega, NicaraguaMore
Nov 15, 2008 23:03
14 years ago
5.8

48 km
7km / 5mi34 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, Departamento de Usulutan, El SalvadorMore
Mar 29, 2001 06:54
22 years ago
5.8

33 km
14km / 8mi73 km S of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Feb 7, 2001 10:23
22 years ago
5.8

64 km
22km / 13mi59 km SE of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jan 15, 2001 12:20
22 years ago
5.8

75 km
26km / 16mi95 km SE of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jun 21, 1991 06:27
31 years ago
5.8

77 km
95km / 59mi57 km SW of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Sep 13, 1987 11:20
35 years ago
5.8

123 km
184km / 115miMunicipio de Jutiapa, Departamento de Jutiapa, 71 km SE of Guatemala, Departamento de GuatemalaMore
Oct 12, 1985 20:29
37 years ago
5.8

42 km
98km / 61mi83 km SW of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Mar 10, 1985 19:33
38 years ago
5.8

77 km
50km / 31miDepartamento de La Paz, 31 km SE of San Salvador, El SalvadorMore
Jun 27, 1958 05:44
64 years ago
5.8

58 km
43km / 27mi37 km S of Usulutan, El SalvadorMore
Aug 2, 1951 20:30
71 years ago
5.8

15 km
107km / 66mi31 km S of La Union, La Unión, Departamento de La Union, El SalvadorMore
Apr 2, 2018 23:23
5 years ago
5.7

80 km
16km / 10miNorth Pacific Ocean, 28 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El SalvadorMore
Jun 27, 2012 06:30
10 years ago
5.7

133 km
151km / 94mi5.4 km E of San Francisco Menéndez, Departamento de Ahuachapan, El SalvadorMore
Jul 3, 2011 06:34
11 years ago
5.7

36 km
153km / 95mi63 km SW of Chinandega, NicaraguaMore
Feb 23, 2011 03:01
12 years ago
5.7

41 km
132km / 82mi71 km W of Corinto, Chinandega, NicaraguaMore
Dec 20, 2010 17:21
12 years ago
5.7

72 km
20km / 13mi34 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, Departamento de Usulutan, El SalvadorMore
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