Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 75 km southwest of Sonsonate, El Salvador, on Monday, June 3, 1985 at 02:45 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 66 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 65.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.175°N / 90.138°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.175°S / 89.862°E↗
Nearest volcano: Apaneca Range (88 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km (36 mi) SW of Acajutla (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SW of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of Sonzacate (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Izalco (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSW of Ahuachapan (Ahuachapán) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WSW of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) WSW of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SW of Santa Ana (pop: 176,700) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) WSW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||66 km||offshore El Salvador||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 12 Oct 1985 20:29 UTC| M 5.8 |41.8 km (26 mi) depth|45 km (28 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 04 Jun 1985 11:04 UTC| M 5.5 |42.3 km (26.3 mi) depth|41 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details