Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Offshore El Salvador on Thursday, 1 May 1924 at 19:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Offshore El Salvador on Thursday, 1 May 1924 at 19:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 1 May 1924 19:54:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.425°N / 89.026°W (El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Taburete (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (67 mi) SSW of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SSW of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) S of Zacatecoluca (pop: 39,600) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) S of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) S of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) S of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (90 mi) S of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SW of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 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 SalvadorUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Offshore El Salvador on Thursday, 1 May 1924 at 19:54 (GMT)
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Offshore El Salvador on Thursday, 1 May 1924 at 19:54 (GMT)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    | Details
  • 28 Mar 1921 07:49
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    100 years ago
    249km / 155mi
    | Honduras
  • 27 Feb 1916 20:21
    | 7.2 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    105 years ago
    150km / 93mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua
  • 29 Jun 1919 23:14
    | 6.6 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    102 years ago
    81km / 50mi
    | Offshore El Salvador (Nicaragua)
  • 19 Oct 1918 03:23
    | 6.6 |
    35km / 22mi
    102 years ago
    195km / 121mi
    | El Salvador

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