Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 70 km southwest of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Wednesday, July 29, 1953 at 18:15 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.062°N / 90.181°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.062°S / 89.819°E↗
Nearest volcano: Izalco (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Acajutla (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SW of Sonzacate (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Izalco (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SW of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSW of Santa Ana (pop: 176,700) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) WSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) WSW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) SSE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 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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|6.0||25 km||offshore El Salvador||USGS|
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