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Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Departamento de Sonsonate, 70 km southwest of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 5:31 pm (GMT -6) -

Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Departamento de Sonsonate, 70 km southwest of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 5:31 pm (GMT -6) Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Departamento de Sonsonate, 70 km southwest of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 5:31 pm (GMT -6)

Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 27 km depth

26 Sep 23:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
26 Sep 23:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 27.0 km (from 37 to 16.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 77 km (48 mi) towards SSE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 26, 2022 23:31:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Sep 26, 2022 at 5:31 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.9
Depth27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.164°N / 89.536°W (North Pacific Ocean, Departamento de Sonsonate, El Salvador)
Antipode13.164°S / 90.464°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoSan Salvador (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities43 km (27 mi) SSW of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (36 mi) SE of Acajutla (Sonsonate) (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) SSE of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) SW of San Marcos (San Salvador) (pop: 54,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) SSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Mexicanos (San Salvador) (pop: 160,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Delgado (San Salvador) (pop: 71,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SW of Soyapango (San Salvador) (pop: 329,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 24.7°C (76 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 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
2.927 km13 Km Al Norte De Sonsonate, El SalvadorINETER

Seismograms

Seismic station: Montecristo, El Salvador (SNET/SV network) | Distance from quake: 67 km / 42 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: 264 km / 164 mi | Show on map | Station Info
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.9, 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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