List of earthquakes in El Salvador

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

Earthquakes

Date Location Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Notes
2019-05-30 La Libertad 6.6 Mw VI 1 [1]
2017-04-01 La Libertad 5.1 Mw VI 1
2014-10-14 La Unión 7.3 Mw VI 1 Moderate damage [2]
2001-02-13 La Paz 6.6 Mw VIII 315 Severe damage
2001-01-13 Usulután 7.7 Mw IX 944 Thousand Severe damage, Major landslide
1986-10-10 San Salvador 5.7 Mw IX 1,000–3,000 10,000–20,000 Extreme damage
1982-06-19 Usulután 7.2 Mw VII 43 $5 million damage
1965-05-03 La Libertad 6.5 Mw VII 125 500 [3]
1951-05-06 Usulután, La Paz 6.2 Mw 400 1,100 [3]
1936-12-19 San Vicente 6.1 VII 200 [4]
1919-04-28 San Salvador 5.9 VII 100 [4]
1917-06-07 La Libertad 6.2–6.5 VIII 1,050 Severe damage [4]
1873-03-19 San Salvador 7.3 57 [4]
1859-08-12 La Libertad 7.3 VII Severe 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 7.0 7 [4]
1625 San Salvador IX Severe damage [4]
1594-04-21 San Salvador 13 [4]
1575-05-23 San Salvador 3 [4]
The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described are also applicable to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

See also

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. ^ a b "Earthquakes". www.usgs.gov.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "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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