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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Offshore El Salvador on Saturday, 23 May 1992

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Offshore El Salvador on Saturday, 23 May 1992
Date & time: Saturday, 23 May 1992 10:30 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 75.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.479°N / 89.997°W (El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Apaneca Range (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SW of Acajutla (pop: 22,800)
38 km (24 mi) SW of San Antonio del Monte (pop: 9,100)
40 km (25 mi) SW of Sonsonate (pop: 59,500)
91 km (56 mi) SW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000)
141 km (87 mi) SE of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
144 km (90 mi) SE of Mixco (pop: 473,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 23 May 10:30 UTCM 6.0 / 75 kmOffshore El SalvadorUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Offshore El Salvador, 23 May 1992 10:30

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 28 Aug 1992 09:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    24.3 km (15.1 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Offshore El Salvador on Saturday, 23 May 1992
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 17 Jun 1928 03:19
    | 7.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    92 years ago
    |
    769km / 478mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 15 Apr 1907 06:08
    | 7.8 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    114 years ago
    |
    854km / 531mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 23 Sep 1902 20:18
    | 7.8 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    428km / 266mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 29 Nov 1978 19:52
    | 7.7 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    42 years ago
    |
    763km / 474mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 06 Aug 1942 23:37
    | 7.7 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    78 years ago
    |
    130km / 81mi
    | Offshore Guatemala
  • 14 Jan 1903 01:47
    | 7.7 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    879km / 546mi
    | Off the Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 22 Apr 1991 21:56
    | 7.6 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    30 years ago
    |
    864km / 537mi
    | Costa Rica
  • 15 Jan 1931 01:50
    | 7.6 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    90 years ago
    |
    763km / 474mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 22 Mar 1928 04:17
    | 7.6 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    93 years ago
    |
    721km / 448mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 04 Feb 1976 09:01
    | 7.5 |
    5km / 3.1mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    227km / 141mi
    | Guatemala
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