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Mag. 2.6 quake - 19 km southeast of San Vicente, San Vicente, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 03:17 pm (El Salvador time) -

A light magnitude 2.6 earthquake hit 18.5 km (12 mi) away from San Vicente, San Vicente,  El Salvador, in the early afternoon of Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 at 3.17 pm local time (America/El Salvador GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 5 km (3.1 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.6 quake - 19 km southeast of San Vicente, San Vicente, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 03:17 pm (El Salvador time) Mag. 2.6 quake - 19 km southeast of San Vicente, San Vicente, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 03:17 pm (El Salvador time)

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 5 km depth

28 Nov 21:21 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 28, 2023 21:17:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 03:17 pm (America/El Salvador GMT -6)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.6
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.546°N / 88.654°W San Vicente, El Salvador
Also near: Honduras 40 km (25 mi) away
Seismic antipode13.546°S / 91.346°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoTecapa (17 km / 11 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 31.8°C (89 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Berlin, a town with 11,000 inhabitants in El Salvador, in 14 km (9 mi) distance east of the epicenter. People likely experienced very weak shaking there. Several smaller towns and villages are located closer to the epicenter and might have experienced stronger shaking. In the capital of  El Salvador, San Salvador, 60 km (37 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
14 km (9 mi)
SE of epicenter
San Agustin
(pop: 2,150)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Usulutan
14 km (9 mi)
E of epicenter
Berlin
(pop: 11,300)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Usulutan
19 km (12 mi)
NW of epicenter
San Vicente
(pop: 41,500)
II: Very weak
San Vicente
21 km (13 mi)
E of epicenter
Santiago de Maria
(pop: 15,000)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Usulutan
24 km (15 mi)
W of epicenter
Zacatecoluca
(pop: 39,600)
II: Very weak
Departamento de La Paz
25 km (15 mi)
SE of epicenter
Ozatlan
(pop: 4,170)
II: Very weak
Departamento de Usulutan
28 km (18 mi)
NW of epicenter
San Sebastian
(pop: 7,330)
II: Very weak
San Vicente
29 km (18 mi)
E of epicenter
Jucuapa
(pop: 10,600)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Usulutan
31 km (19 mi)
S of epicenter
Puerto El Triunfo
(pop: 19,100)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Usulutan
36 km (23 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sesori
(pop: 1,390)
I: Not felt
Departamento de San Miguel
38 km (23 mi)
SE of epicenter
San Rafael Oriente
(pop: 19,100)
I: Not felt
Departamento de San Miguel
39 km (24 mi)
NW of epicenter
San Martin
(pop: 39,400)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Cuscatlan
41 km (25 mi)
W of epicenter
El Rosario
(pop: 5,620)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Paz
43 km (27 mi)
E of epicenter
Chapeltique
(pop: 3,160)
I: Not felt
Departamento de San Miguel
44 km (27 mi)
E of epicenter
Moncagua
(pop: 2,150)
I: Not felt
Departamento de San Miguel
45 km (28 mi)
N of epicenter
Victoria
(pop: 2,020)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Cabañas
49 km (30 mi)
NE of epicenter
Ciudad Barrios
(pop: 8,490)
I: Not felt
Departamento de San Miguel
52 km (32 mi)
W of epicenter
Ilopango
(pop: 38,900)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
53 km (33 mi)
W of epicenter
Santo Tomas
(pop: 14,600)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
55 km (34 mi)
SE of epicenter
Jucuaran
(pop: 1,640)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Usulutan
56 km (35 mi)
W of epicenter
Soyapango
(pop: 329,700)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
59 km (36 mi)
W of epicenter
San Marcos
(pop: 54,600)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
59 km (37 mi)
W of epicenter
Delgado
(pop: 71,600)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
59 km (37 mi)
NW of epicenter
Suchitoto
(pop: 5,740)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Cuscatlan
60 km (37 mi)
W of epicenter
San Salvador
(pop: 526,000)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
60 km (38 mi)
W of epicenter
Cuscatancingo
(pop: 44,400)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
61 km (38 mi)
W of epicenter
Mexicanos
(pop: 160,300)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
63 km (39 mi)
W of epicenter
Ayutuxtepeque
(pop: 25,400)
I: Not felt
Quezaltepeque, San Salvador
64 km (40 mi)
NW of epicenter
Apopa
(pop: 112,200)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
66 km (41 mi)
W of epicenter
Antiguo Cuscatlan
(pop: 33,800)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
67 km (41 mi)
SE of epicenter
Chirilagua
(pop: 6,390)
I: Not felt
Departamento de San Miguel
67 km (42 mi)
NW of epicenter
Guazapa
(pop: 11,000)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
69 km (43 mi)
W of epicenter
Zaragoza
(pop: 11,700)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
73 km (45 mi)
W of epicenter
La Libertad
(pop: 16,900)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
74 km (46 mi)
NW of epicenter
Aguilares
(pop: 21,400)
I: Not felt
San Salvador
76 km (47 mi)
E of epicenter
San Alejo
(pop: 5,150)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Union
83 km (51 mi)
E of epicenter
Santa Rosa de Lima
(pop: 13,200)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Union
91 km (56 mi)
E of epicenter
La Union
(pop: 26,800)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Union
92 km (57 mi)
W of epicenter
Ciudad Arce
(pop: 10,100)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
110 km (68 mi)
NW of epicenter
Santa Ana
(pop: 176,700)
: Not felt
Santa Ana
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

There are no user reports for this quake yet.
At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-11-28
Epicenter Agency
2.6 5 km
3.1 mi
21:17:06 14 Km Al Oeste De Vista Hermosa, El Salvador INETER

Seismograms

Seismic station: Montecristo, El Salvador (SNET/SV network) | Distance from quake: 64 km / 40 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: 0.5-10.0 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: volcan San Cristobal, Nicaragua (CRIN/NU network) | Distance from quake: 200 km / 125 mi | Show on map | Station Info
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 3,400 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.04 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 25 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.14 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 7.1 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 2.1 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 22.1 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 145 quakes per year (or 12.1 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 298 quakes per year (or 24.8 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 316 quakes per year (or 26.3 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a very high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 5 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 20 to 25 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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