Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Departamento de Cabañas, 45 km northeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Sunday, November 9, 1997 at 22:56 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 176 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 176.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.849°N / 88.808°W↗ (Departamento de Cabañas, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.849°S / 91.192°E↗
Nearest volcano: Apastepeque (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) NNE of San Sebastian (San Vicente) (pop: 7,330) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) ENE of San Martin (Cuscatlán) (pop: 39,400) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) W of Sensuntepeque (Cabañas) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NE of Cojutepeque (Cuscatlán) (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) N of San Vicente (pop: 41,500) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SE of Chalatenango (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) ENE of Soyapango (San Salvador) (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) E of Apopa (San Salvador) (pop: 112,200) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Mexicanos (San Salvador) (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ENE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||176 km||El Salvador||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 18 Dec 1997 15:02 UTC| M 6.1 |182.1 km (113.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Departamento de Cabañas, 51 km east of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 15:02 (GMT)