Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Offshore El Salvador (Nicaragua) on Sunday, 29 June 1919 at 23:14 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Offshore El Salvador (Nicaragua) on Sunday, 29 June 1919 at 23:14 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 29 Jun 1919 23:14:13 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.33°N / 88.291°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Buena Vista (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (64 mi) WSW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) S of Usulutan (El Salvador) (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) W of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) WSW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of San Miguel (El Salvador) (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) WSW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) WSW of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) W of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) W of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) SE 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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M 6.620 kmoffshore El Salvador (Nicaragua)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Offshore El Salvador (Nicaragua) 29 June 1919 23:14 GMT

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Offshore El Salvador (Nicaragua) on Sunday, 29 June 1919 at 23:14 (GMT)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    | Details
  • 27 Feb 1916 20:21
    | 7.2 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    105 years ago
    94km / 58mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua

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