Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 42 km south of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Monday, April 2, 1951 at 00:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 55 km depth
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.238°N / 89.948°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.238°S / 90.052°E↗
Nearest volcano: Izalco (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Acajutla (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SSW of Santa Ana (pop: 176,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WSW of San Marcos (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SW of Cuscatancingo (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) WSW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) WSW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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