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)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 182 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 182.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.84°N / 88.739°W↗ (Departamento de Cabañas, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.84°S / 91.261°E↗
Nearest volcano: Apastepeque (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) WSW of Sensuntepeque (Cabañas) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) ENE of San Martin (Cuscatlán) (pop: 39,400) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNE of San Vicente (pop: 41,500) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) NE of Cojutepeque (Cuscatlán) (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Ilopango (San Salvador) (pop: 38,900) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) ENE of Soyapango (San Salvador) (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) E of Apopa (San Salvador) (pop: 112,200) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Delgado (San Salvador) (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ENE of Mexicanos (San Salvador) (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) ENE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> 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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|6.1||182 km||El Salvador||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 09 Feb 1998 05:21 UTC| M 4.5 |100 km (62.1 mi) depth|28 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 05 Feb 1998 14:20 UTC| M 4.1 |100 km (62.1 mi) depth|55 km (34 mi) distance| USGS | Details