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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 85 km south of La Libertad, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 at 2:56 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 85 km south of La Libertad, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 at 2:56 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 85 km south of La Libertad, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 at 2:56 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 49 km depth

29 Nov 09:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
29 Nov 09:07: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 23.0 km (from 6.2 to 14.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.5 mi) towards NNE.
29 Nov 09:14: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 9.0 km (from 14.3 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (8.4 mi) towards SSW.
29 Nov 09:31: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 29, 2022 08:56:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 29, 2022 at 2:56 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.4
Depth49.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude12.7285°N / 89.3573°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode12.729°S / 90.643°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoIlopango (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities85 km (53 mi) S of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) SSW of Zacatecoluca (pop: 39,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) S of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) S of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (69 mi) SSW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) S of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (73 mi) SSE of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (93 mi) SSW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.1°C (81 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
4.449 km93 Km Al Suroeste De Delta Del Rio Lempa, El SalvadorUSGS
4.460 kmOFFSHORE EL SALVADOREMSC
4.681 kmEl Salvador: Off Coast of Central AmericaGFZ
4.449 kmEl Salvador: Off Coast of Central AmericaRaspberryShake
4.29 km84 Km S of La Libertad, El SalvadorINETER
4.410 kmEl Salvador: Off Coast Of Central AmericaIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Montecristo, El Salvador (SNET/SV network) | Distance from quake: 107 km / 67 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. 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: 270 km / 167 mi | Show on map | Station Info
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User reports for this quake

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