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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Usulutan, 42 km west of San Miguel, El Salvador, on Monday, Mar 27, 2023 at 6:04 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Usulutan, 42 km west of San Miguel, El Salvador, on Monday, Mar 27, 2023 at 6:04 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Usulutan, 42 km west of San Miguel, El Salvador, on Monday, Mar 27, 2023 at 6:04 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 178 km depth

27 Mar 12:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
27 Mar 12:14: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 169.0 to 165.0 km (from 105 to 103 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.8 km (6.7 mi) towards NNE.
27 Mar 12:34: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 27, 2023 12:04:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Mar 27, 2023 at 6:04 am (GMT -6)
Depth177.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.5662°N / 88.5654°W (Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador)
Antipode13.566°S / 91.435°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTecapa (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) NNW of Berlin (Usulután) (pop: 11,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) NW of Santiago de Maria (Santiago de María, Usulután) (pop: 15,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) ESE of San Vicente (pop: 41,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) NNW of Usulutan (Usulután) (pop: 51,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) N of Puerto El Triunfo (Usulután) (pop: 19,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) ESE of San Martin (Cuscatlán) (pop: 39,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) ESE of Soyapango (San Salvador) (pop: 329,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) E of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 25.6°C (78 F), humidity: 61%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
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.
4.4178 km2 Km Al Noroeste De Vista Hermosa, El SalvadorUSGS
4.1183 kmEl SalvadorGFZ
4.4178 kmEl SalvadorRaspberryShake
3.8165 km8 Km NNW of Berlín, El SalvadorINETER
4.410 kmEl SalvadorIRIS

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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