Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km southwest of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Saturday, June 19, 1982 at 06:21 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km southwest of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Saturday, June 19, 1982 at 06:21 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 73 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 19, 1982 06:21:58 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 73.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.332°N / 89.387°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.332°S / 90.613°E
Nearest volcano: San Salvador (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SSW of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SSW of Antiguo Cuscatlan (Antiguo Cuscatlán) (pop: 33,800) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSW of San Marcos (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSW of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSW of Cuscatancingo (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSW of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.373 kmoffshore El SalvadorUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes)

  • 11 Jun 1984 09:51 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    232.2 km (144.3 mi) depth
    |
    182 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 1983 07:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    58.4 km (36.3 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 1983 03:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    66.8 km (41.5 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 1983 23:12 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    39.5 km (24.5 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 1983 13:12 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    67.5 km (41.9 mi) depth
    |
    177 km (110 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 1983 23:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    70.1 km (43.6 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1982 10:23 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    185 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Oct 1982 06:03 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    98 km (60.9 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Oct 1982 07:41 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    72.4 km (45 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Oct 1982 12:56 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    77.8 km (48.3 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Sep 1982 05:50 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Sep 1982 03:48 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 1982 21:28 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    80.8 km (50.2 mi) depth
    |
    178 km (111 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jul 1982 10:34 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 1982 11:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    64.4 km (40 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jun 1982 19:49 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    92 km (57.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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