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Mag. 2.7 quake - North Pacific Ocean, 40 km southwest of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 10:44 pm (GMT -6) -

A light magnitude 2.7 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  El Salvador late in the evening of Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 at 10.44 pm local time (GMT -6). The quake had a shallow depth of 35 km (22 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.7 quake - North Pacific Ocean, 40 km southwest of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 10:44 pm (GMT -6) Mag. 2.7 quake - North Pacific Ocean, 40 km southwest of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 10:44 pm (GMT -6)

Minor magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 35 km depth

29 Nov 04:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
29 Nov 04:56: Magnitude recalculated from 2.6 to 2.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.0 to 35.0 km (from 27 to 22 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.5 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 29, 2023 04:44:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 10:44 pm (GMT -6)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.7
Depth35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.302°N / 90.038°W El Salvador
Also near: Guatemala 50 km (31 mi) away
Seismic antipode13.302°S / 89.962°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoApaneca Range (71 km / 44 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Acajutla, a town with 23,000 inhabitants in El Salvador, in 40 km (25 mi) distance to the northeast, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
40 km (25 mi)
NE of epicenter
Acajutla
(pop: 22,800)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
54 km (34 mi)
N of epicenter
Guaymango
(pop: 1,520)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Ahuachapan
59 km (37 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sonzacate
(pop: 15,400)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
60 km (37 mi)
N of epicenter
San Francisco Menéndez
(pop: 1,260)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Ahuachapan
63 km (39 mi)
NE of epicenter
Izalco
(pop: 19,200)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
66 km (41 mi)
N of epicenter
Concepcion de Ataco
(pop: 7,800)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Ahuachapan
68 km (42 mi)
NE of epicenter
Juayua
(pop: 9,940)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
76 km (47 mi)
NE of epicenter
Armenia
(pop: 15,000)
I: Not felt
Departamento de Sonsonate
77 km (48 mi)
N of epicenter
Pasaco
(pop: 1,870)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
80 km (50 mi)
E of epicenter
La Libertad
(pop: 16,900)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
82 km (51 mi)
N of epicenter
Moyuta
(pop: 8,150)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
85 km (53 mi)
NE of epicenter
Chalchuapa
(pop: 32,300)
I: Not felt
Santa Ana
87 km (54 mi)
E of epicenter
Zaragoza
(pop: 11,700)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
88 km (54 mi)
NE of epicenter
Ciudad Arce
(pop: 10,100)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
90 km (56 mi)
N of epicenter
San Juan Tecuaco
(pop: 2,210)
I: Not felt
Santa Rosa
91 km (57 mi)
N of epicenter
Comapa
(pop: 1,490)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
92 km (57 mi)
NE of epicenter
Santa Tecla
(pop: 124,700)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
93 km (58 mi)
NE of epicenter
Santa Ana
(pop: 176,700)
I: Not felt
Santa Ana
93 km (58 mi)
N of epicenter
Jalpatagua
(pop: 10,500)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
93 km (58 mi)
N of epicenter
Jerez
(pop: 4,420)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
94 km (58 mi)
NE of epicenter
Antiguo Cuscatlan
(pop: 33,800)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
95 km (59 mi)
NW of epicenter
Chiquimulilla
(pop: 12,800)
I: Not felt
Santa Rosa
97 km (60 mi)
NE of epicenter
San Juan Opico
(pop: 7,130)
I: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
99 km (62 mi)
N of epicenter
El Adelanto
(pop: 1,960)
I: Not felt
Jutiapa
100 km (62 mi)
NE of epicenter
Candelaria de La Frontera
(pop: 6,300)
: Not felt
Santa Ana
101 km (63 mi)
NE of epicenter
San Marcos
(pop: 54,600)
: Not felt
San Salvador
102 km (63 mi)
NE of epicenter
San Salvador
(pop: 526,000)
: Not felt
San Salvador
102 km (64 mi)
NE of epicenter
Ayutuxtepeque
(pop: 25,400)
: Not felt
Quezaltepeque, San Salvador
103 km (64 mi)
NE of epicenter
Mexicanos
(pop: 160,300)
: Not felt
San Salvador
104 km (65 mi)
NE of epicenter
Cuscatancingo
(pop: 44,400)
: Not felt
San Salvador
105 km (65 mi)
E of epicenter
Santo Tomas
(pop: 14,600)
: Not felt
San Salvador
105 km (65 mi)
NE of epicenter
Delgado
(pop: 71,600)
: Not felt
San Salvador
106 km (66 mi)
NE of epicenter
San Pablo Tacachico
(pop: 3,030)
: Not felt
Departamento de La Libertad
107 km (67 mi)
NE of epicenter
Soyapango
(pop: 329,700)
: Not felt
San Salvador
109 km (67 mi)
NE of epicenter
Apopa
(pop: 112,200)
: Not felt
San Salvador
109 km (68 mi)
NE of epicenter
Texistepeque
(pop: 2,400)
: Not felt
Santa Ana
110 km (68 mi)
NW of epicenter
San Jose
(pop: 18,700)
: Not felt
Municipio de San José, Departamento de Escuintla
113 km (70 mi)
NE of epicenter
Guazapa
(pop: 11,000)
: Not felt
San Salvador
117 km (73 mi)
NE of epicenter
Aguilares
(pop: 21,400)
: Not felt
San Salvador
122 km (76 mi)
NE of epicenter
Nueva Concepcion
(pop: 9,990)
: Not felt
Departamento de Chalatenango
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 2.7, 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
2023-11-29
Epicenter Agency
2.7 35 km
22 mi
04:44:02 39 Km Al Suroeste De Acajutla, El Salvador INETER

Seismograms

Seismic station: Montecristo, El Salvador (SNET/SV network) | Distance from quake: 97 km / 60 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: 334 km / 207 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 5,000 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.32 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.1 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 2.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 55 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 224 quakes per year (or 18.7 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 447 quakes per year (or 37.3 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 494 quakes per year (or 41 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a very high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

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