List of earthquakes in El Salvador

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Notable earthquakes in the history of El Salvador include the following:

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Earthquakes

DateLocation Mag. MMI DeathsInjuriesNotes
2019-05-30 La Libertad 6.6 MwVI1 [1]
2017-04-01 La Libertad 5.1 MwVI1
2014-10-14 La Unión 7.3 MwVI1Moderate damage [2]
2001-02-13 La Paz 6.6 MwVIII315Severe damage
2001-01-13 Usulután 7.7 MwVIII944ThousandSevere damage, Major landslide
1986-10-10 San Salvador 5.7 MwIX1,000–1,50010,000–20,000Extreme damage
1982-06-19 Usulután 7.2 MwVII43$5 million damage
1965-05-03 La Libertad 6.5 MwVII125500 [3]
1951-05-06 Usulután, La Paz 6.2 Mw4001,100 [3]
1936-12-19 San Salvador 6.1VII200 [4]
1919-04-28 San Salvador 5.9VII100 [4]
1917-06-07 La Libertad 6.2–6.5VIII1,050Severe damage [4]
1873-03-19 San Salvador 7.357 [4]
1859-08-12 La Libertad 7.3VIISevere damage [4]
1831-02-07 San Salvador 7.1 [4]
1783-11-29 San Vicente 7.6 [4]
1776-05-30 San Salvador 7.5 [4]
1719-06-03 San Salvador 7.07 [4]
1625 San Salvador IXSevere damage [4]
1594-04-21 San Salvador 13 [4]
1575-05-23 San Salvador 3 [4]
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References

  1. "M 6.6 - 32km S of La Libertad, El Salvador". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  2. "M 7.3 - 74km S of Intipuca, El Salvador". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  3. 1 2 "Earthquakes". www.usgs.gov.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 "Cronología de sismos destructivos en El Salvador. Estadística de Registros (in Spanish)". MARN-Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET). Retrieved 2020-04-07.

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