Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 20 km west of Ahuachapan, Ahuachapán, Departamento de Ahuachapan, El Salvador, on Saturday, October 19, 1918 at 03:23 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.88°N / 90.023°W↗ (Ahuachapan, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.88°S / 89.977°E↗
Nearest volcano: Moyuta (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) N of San Francisco Menéndez (Ahuachapán) (pop: 1,260) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) WSW of Ahuachapan (Ahuachapán) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Sonzacate (Sonsonate) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NW of Acajutla (Sonsonate) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WSW of Chalchuapa (Santa Ana) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) WNW of Izalco (Sonsonate) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WNW of Santa Tecla (La Libertad) (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Soyapango (San Salvador) (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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