Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 119 km south of Usulutan, El Salvador, on Monday, February 8, 1926 at 15:18 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.299°N / 88.666°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 12.299°S / 91.334°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cerro Buena Vista (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) S of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) S of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) S of Zacatecoluca (pop: 39,600) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSW of San Miguel (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) SSE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) SSE of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) S of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SW of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) W of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) SE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.2||20 km||offshore El Salvador||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 15 Feb 1926 02:59 UTC| M 6.7 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|49 km (30 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 147 km south of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador, on Monday, February 15, 1926 at 02:59 (GMT)