Terremoto moderado mag. 5.0 - North Pacific Ocean, 82 km SSE of San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, 10 Feb. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.0 - North Pacific Ocean, 82 km SSE of San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, 10 Feb. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.0 at 65 km depth

10 Feb 08:55 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
10 Feb 09:07: Profundidad recalculada de 77.0 a 65.0 km (de 48 a 40 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 6.4 km (4 mi) al NNE.
Update Wed, 10 Feb 2021, 09:00
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported 86 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador
5.0 quake 10 Feb 2:47 am (GMT -6)
5.0 quake 10 Feb 2:47 am (GMT -6)
A intermediate magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported early morning near San Salvador, Departamento de San Salvador, El Salvador.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Wednesday 10 February 2021 at 2:47 am local time at an intermediate depth of 77 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Puerto El Triunfo (pop. 19,100) located 48 km from the epicenter, Cojutepeque (pop. 48,400) 82 km away, San Salvador (pop. 526,000) 86 km away, Soyapango (pop. 329,700) 86 km away, Santa Tecla (pop. 124,700) 89 km away, Mexicanos (pop. 160,300) 90 km away, and San Miguel (pop. 161,900) 93 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sensuntepeque (pop. 20,400) located 102 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 10 Feb 2021 08:47:34 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 02:47 (GMT -6)
Magnitud: 5
Profundidad: 65.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 13.03°N / 88.84°W (Océano Pacífico Norte, El Salvador)
Volcán mas cercano: Taburete (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km al SO de Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
82 km al SSE de Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
82 km al SSE de San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
86 km al SSE de Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
86 km al SE de Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
87 km al SO de San Miguel (pop: 161,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
94 km al SSE de Apopa (pop: 112,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
96 km al SSO de Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
212 km al SO de Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
254 km al SE de Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 20°C (68 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from E
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
5.065 kmEl SalvadorGFZ
5.423 km46 Km Al Suroeste De Delta Del Rio Lempa, El SalvadorINETER
5.090 kmOFFSHORE EL SALVADOREMSC
5.092 km38 Km SSW of Jucuarán, El SalvadorUSGS
5.073 kmEl SalvadorGeoAu

User reports for this quake (40)

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54.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Bed felt like it was moving side to side approximately 3 times for approximately 1-2 seconds each time. Slight wave action could be seen in outdoor pool for several minutes afterwards. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
San Salvador / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : only felt the initial sway then the rest was hardly noticeable, I live in San Salvador very near the capital. | One user found this interesting.  
80.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 20-30 s : Woke up to it | One user found this interesting.  
Colonia Escalón, San Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : I was in bed. The bed swayed side to side and the ceiling fan creaked. A car alarm went off in the distance.  
San Salvador, El Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : 82 miles away. 5.0. I would say it was stronger. | One user found this interesting.  
San Salvador / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 20-30 s : Se sintió de poco mas de 5 grados se despertaron la personas en la casa ladraron los perros | One user found this interesting.  
87.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
San Salvador (85.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Santa tecla (86.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s : Woke me up (reported through our app)  
Carretera a La Libertad, Santa Tecla (84.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
San Salvador (84.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
80.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
81 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
85.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
91.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
112.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
85.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
83.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
43.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San salvador (88.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
85.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
87.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
83.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
88.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
84.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
82.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
247 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
San Salvador / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
San salvados / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Salvador, san salvador / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
San salvador / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / both vertical and horizontal swinging
Residencial Bosquez de la paz, Ilopango, San Salva / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Soyapango / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
San Salvador / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
San Salvador / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Antiguo cuscatlan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 11 Apr 2021 05:55 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 Apr 2021 04:37 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 31 Mar 2021 20:40 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Mar 2021 17:37 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Mar 2021 15:41 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Mar 2021 22:22 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 13 Mar 2021 22:25 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 Mar 2021 20:03 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Mar 2021 05:45 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 01 Mar 2021 10:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Feb 2021 03:56 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Feb 2021 03:05 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Feb 2021 22:37 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Feb 2021 11:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 14 Feb 2021 00:45 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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