Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 83 km south of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Tuesday, April 26, 1955 at 03:03 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.984°N / 89.439°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 12.984°S / 90.561°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Salvador (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) SSW of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SW of Zacatecoluca (pop: 39,600) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSE of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Apopa (pop: 112,200) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Cojutepeque (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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