Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 39 km southwest of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Monday, December 13, 2004 at 15:23 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 39 km southwest of San Salvador, El Salvador, on Monday, December 13, 2004 at 15:23 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 62 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 13, 2004 15:23:41 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 62.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.385°N / 89.37°W (North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador)
Antipode: 13.385°S / 90.63°E
Nearest volcano: San Salvador (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSW of La Libertad (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Antiguo Cuscatlan (Antiguo Cuscatlán) (pop: 33,800) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSW of San Marcos (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of San Salvador (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) SSW of Mexicanos (pop: 160,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Cuscatancingo (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Delgado (pop: 71,600) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SW of Soyapango (pop: 329,700) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Sensuntepeque (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.062 kmoffshore El SalvadorUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes)

  • 03 Apr 2005 00:26 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    153.3 km (95.3 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Mar 2005 00:05 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    101.8 km (63.3 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 2005 06:21 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    104.7 km (65.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 2005 03:43 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    117.2 km (72.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 2005 04:30 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 2005 16:00 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    100.5 km (62.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 2005 00:15 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    58.4 km (36.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jan 2005 13:40 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    112.2 km (69.7 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 2005 20:25 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    75.2 km (46.7 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jan 2005 04:14 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    122.7 km (76.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 2004 17:09 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    92.8 km (57.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 2004 18:22 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    51.8 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 2004 04:40 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    47.9 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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