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Major mag. 7.7 earthquake - Offshore El Salvador on Saturday, 13 January 2001

Major mag. 7.7 earthquake  - Offshore El Salvador on Saturday, 13 January 2001
Date & time: Saturday, 13 January 2001 17:33 UTC
Magnitude: 7.7
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.049°N / 88.66°W (El Salvador)
Nearest volcano: Taburete (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SW of Puerto El Triunfo (pop: 19,100)
31 km (19 mi) SW of Jiquilisco (pop: 9,100)
40 km (25 mi) SW of Usulután (pop: 51,900)
90 km (56 mi) SE of Soyapango (pop: 329,700)
91 km (57 mi) SE of San Salvador (pop: 526,000)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Tegucigalpa (pop: 850,800)
Primary data source: USGS
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 13 Jan 17:33 UTCM 7.7 / 60 kmOffshore El SalvadorUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.7 quake: Offshore El Salvador, 13 Jan 2001 17:33

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes):
  • 20 Nov 2002 18:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    51.6 km (32.1 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Nov 2002 00:14 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    284 km (177 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Offshore Guatemala on Saturday, 9 November 2002
  • 04 Aug 2002 00:21 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    237 km (147 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Aug 2002 16:13 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    69.9 km (43.4 mi) depth
    |
    237 km (147 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jun 2002 08:15 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    70.5 km (43.8 mi) depth
    |
    305 km (189 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 2002 20:55 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    251 km (156 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 2002 20:53 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    253 km (157 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Mar 2002 09:00 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    68.4 km (42.5 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jan 2002 18:49 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    59.1 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jan 2002 15:06 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    18.1 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    191 km (119 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Sep 2001 14:51 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Aug 2001 15:53 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    29.7 km (18.5 mi) depth
    |
    273 km (170 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jul 2001 04:59 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    79.1 km (49.2 mi) depth
    |
    142 km (88 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jun 2001 19:36 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    62.5 km (38.8 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 2001 18:15 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 2001 18:02 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.7 earthquake - Offshore El Salvador on Saturday, 13 January 2001

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