Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 91 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 17:33 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 91 km southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 17:33 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake at 60 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 13, 2001 17:33:32 UTC
Magnitude: 7.7
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.049°N / 88.66°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.049°S / 91.34°E
Nearest volcano: Taburete (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Usulutan (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SW of San Rafael Oriente (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SE of San Marcos (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) S of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SE of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SE of Santa Tecla (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1016 joules (6219 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.4 x 106 tons of TNT or 334.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.760 kmoffshore El SalvadorUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (546 quakes)

  • 12 Jan 2003 19:39 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    374 km (233 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jan 2003 19:44 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    274 km (170 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jan 2003 08:35 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    249 km (155 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 2003 04:15 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    161.1 km (100.1 mi) depth
    |
    188 km (117 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 2003 04:10 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    175 km (108 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Dec 2002 14:32 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 2002 01:38 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    83.4 km (51.8 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 2002 08:57 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 2002 18:52 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    160 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 2002 11:37 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    255 km (158 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 2002 08:55 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    90.3 km (56.1 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 2002 02:00 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    398 km (247 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2002 23:11 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2002 07:39 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 2002 23:19 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    72.9 km (45.3 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 2002 08:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    70.9 km (44.1 mi) depth
    |
    280 km (174 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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