7.4 off El Salvador coast

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7.4 off El Salvador coast

#1 Postby Macrocane » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:25 am

A stron earthquake shook El Salvador tonight, it was felt in most of Central America as well.

According to USGS:

Magnitude: 7.3
Event Time
2014-10-14 03:51:35 UTC
2014-10-13 21:51:35 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
2014-10-13 21:51:35 UTC-06:00 system time
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12.576°N 88.046°W depth=40.0km (24.9mi)
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67km (42mi) WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua
86km (53mi) SSW of La Union, El Salvador

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According to DGOA (El Savador official agency) it was 7.4 magnitude

One person has been unofficialy reported dead and there have been minor damages in some locations, especially in eastern El Salvador.
It was the strongest earthquake in El Salvador since the 7.6 earthquake in January 13 2001 that caused 944 deaths and 1.3 million homeless.
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Re: 7.4 off El Salvador coast

#2 Postby angelwing » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:28 am

Prayers!
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Re: 7.4 off El Salvador coast

#3 Postby Cyclenall » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:25 pm

Macrocane wrote:It was the strongest earthquake in El Salvador since the 7.6 earthquake in January 13 2001 that caused 944 deaths and 1.3 million homeless.

I thought that one killed over 18,000 people? I remember it being a big news story.
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#4 Postby somethingfunny » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:52 am

I have a few friends whose families are mostly still living in El Salvador. I hope my prayers for them have been fruitful... is no new news good news, Macrocane? :-\
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Re: 7.4 off El Salvador coast

#5 Postby HurricaneBill » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:32 pm

Cyclenall wrote:
Macrocane wrote:It was the strongest earthquake in El Salvador since the 7.6 earthquake in January 13 2001 that caused 944 deaths and 1.3 million homeless.

I thought that one killed over 18,000 people? I remember it being a big news story.


You might be thinking of the Gujarat earthquake in India. That happened about 2 weeks later.
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