Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - North Pacific Ocean, 70 km a sud ovest da Usulutan, El Salvador, venerdí, 15 gennaio 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - North Pacific Ocean, 70 km a sud ovest da Usulutan, El Salvador, venerdí, 15 gennaio 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.0 at 30 km depth

15 Jan 17:14 UTC: Primo a segnalare: INETER dopo 5 minuti.
15 Jan 17:42: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.2 a 5.0. Profondità ricalcolata da 29.0 a 30.0 km (da 18 a 18.6 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 2.6 km (1.6 mi) al ESE.
Update Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 17:18
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 70 km southwest of Usulutan, El Salvador
5.2 quake 15 Jan 11:09 am (GMT -6)
5.2 quake 15 Jan 11:09 am (GMT -6)
Just 9 minutes ago, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Friday 15 January 2021 at 11:09 am local time, at a shallow depth of 29 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 58 km from the epicenter, Jiquilisco (pop. 9,100) 59 km away, Usulutan (pop. 51,900) 70 km away, Santa Elena (pop. 5,900) 75 km away, El Transito (pop. 9,500) 78 km away, Jucuaran (pop. 1,600) 80 km away, San Rafael Oriente (pop. 19,100) 80 km away, Santiago de Maria (pop. 15,000) 81 km away, La Libertad (pop. 16,900) 85 km away, and San Salvador (pop. 526,000) 98 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 15 Jan 2021 17:09:05 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Friday, 15 Jan 2021 11:09 (GMT -6)
Magnitudine: 5
Profondità: 30.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 12.85°N / 88.844°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Vulcano più vicino: Taburete (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km SSO da Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
70 km SO da Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
87 km S da San Vincente (pop: 41,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
97 km S da Cojutepeque (pop: 48,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
97 km SSE da San Marcos (pop: 54,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
100 km SSE da San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
101 km SSE da Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
115 km S da Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
224 km SO da Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
269 km SE da Città del Guatemala (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 31°C (88 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts)
Fonte dati primaria: INETER
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 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

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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
5.030 km45 Km Al Sur De Delta Del Rio Lempa, El SalvadorINETER
4.573 kmOFFSHORE EL SALVADOREMSC
4.573 kmOff the Coast of Central America, El SalvadorUSGS
4.685 kmOff Coast of Central America, El SalvadorGFZ

User reports for this quake (6)

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santiago de maria, usulutan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s : someone moving my house from the deep earth | One user found this interesting.  
255.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
100.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
98.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Boca Raton, FL / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
Boca Raton, FL / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes):
  • 15 Mar 2021 22:01 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 14 Mar 2021 07:18 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 13 Mar 2021 22:25 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 Mar 2021 20:03 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Mar 2021 05:45 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 01 Mar 2021 10:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 26 Feb 2021 05:06 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Feb 2021 03:56 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Feb 2021 03:05 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Feb 2021 11:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 Feb 2021 03:05 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 09 Feb 2021 05:21 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Feb 2021 12:09 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 06 Feb 2021 21:24 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 06 Feb 2021 20:20 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 06 Feb 2021 07:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • Show all

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