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M 6.2 in El Salvador on 12 May 2017 10:41 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.2 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 49 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us10008rtu
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 12.9108, -90.0562
  • Time (UTC): 12 May 2017 10:41:26
  • Time (ECT): 12 May 2017 12:41:26

Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1167554 12.910800/-90.056200 6.2 10 4.06 12 May 2017 10:41 12 May 2017 11:06 00:24
2 0 1167554 12.910800/-90.056200 6.2 10 4.25 12 May 2017 10:41 12 May 2017 12:43 02:02 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in El Salvador ,of Sonsonate (population 402,117) .

The alertlevel for this event is Green

Population

Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people
no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sonsonate El Salvador 460000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 640000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 330000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 270000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 140000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 490000 people
San Salvador El Salvador 1.6 million people
La Paz El Salvador 300000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 390000 people
San Vicente El Salvador 38000 people
Usulutan El Salvador 95000 people
Cuscatlan El Salvador 220000 people
Chalatenango El Salvador 54000 people
Cabanas El Salvador 12000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 31000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala <1000 people

Affected cities (first 100 records)

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Acajutla Sonsonate El Salvador City 22000 people 79 km
Metalío Sonsonate El Salvador Village4 - 80 km
Buenos Aires Sonsonate El Salvador Village5 - 83 km
El Níspero La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 85 km
Hacienda Taquillo La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 91 km
Las Champas Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 93 km
Cuisnahuat Sonsonate El Salvador Village5 - 94 km
Cara Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 96 km
Barra de la Gabina Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 96 km
Sonsonate Sonsonate El Salvador City 59000 people 97 km
Chiltiupán La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 99 km
San Rafael Ahuachapan El Salvador Village5 - 99 km
Jujutla Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 1900 people 99 km
Caserío El Guayabo Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 100 km
Izalco Sonsonate El Salvador Village4 19000 people 101 km
La Libertad La Libertad El Salvador City 16000 people 102 km
El Sauce Sonsonate El Salvador Village5 - 102 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 104 km
Salcoatitán Sonsonate El Salvador Village5 - 106 km
Quezalapa Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 108 km
San Francisco El Potrerón La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 109 km
Tacuba Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 5000 people 110 km
Armenia Sonsonate El Salvador City 14000 people 110 km
Las Dispensas La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 112 km
Cangrejera La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 114 km
Ahuachapán Ahuachapán El Salvador City 32000 people 114 km
Huizúcar La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 116 km
El Botoncillal La Libertad El Salvador Village4 - 117 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 117 km
El Carrizal San Salvador El Salvador Village5 - 117 km
Nuevo Cuscatlán La Libertad El Salvador Village5 6500 people 118 km
Los Cerritos Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 118 km
Nueva San Salvador La Libertad El Salvador City 120000 people 118 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 119 km
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 119 km
Finca Santa Elena La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 120 km
La Avellana Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 120 km
Atiquizaya Ahuachapán El Salvador Village4 9400 people 121 km
Chalchuapa Ahuachapan El Salvador City 32000 people 122 km
Ciudad Arce La Libertad El Salvador Village4 10000 people 122 km
Panchimalco San Salvador El Salvador Village5 6700 people 122 km
Moyuta Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 8100 people 125 km
Valle Nuevo Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 125 km
Olocuilta La Paz El Salvador Village4 6200 people 125 km
Conguaco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 3400 people 126 km
Coatepeque Santa Ana El Salvador Village5 5700 people 126 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 127 km
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 127 km
San Salvador San Salvador El Salvador Capital 520000 people 128 km
São Salvador San Salvador El Salvador Capital 520000 people 128 km
El Rosario La Paz El Salvador Village4 5500 people 129 km
La Herradura La Paz El Salvador Village5 - 129 km
Santiago Texacuangos San Salvador El Salvador Village5 - 130 km
Buena Vista La Paz El Salvador Village5 - 131 km
Santa Ana Santa Ana El Salvador City 170000 people 132 km
Quezaltepeque La Libertad El Salvador City 28000 people 132 km
San Jacinto Santa Ana El Salvador Village5 - 133 km
Iztapa Escuintla Guatemala Village5 3900 people 134 km
Guazacapán Santa Rosa Guatemala City - 134 km
Taxisco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village4 6300 people 136 km
Jalpatagua Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 10000 people 136 km
La Esmeralda Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 136 km
Guadalupe la Zorra La Paz El Salvador Village5 - 136 km
Apopa San Salvador El Salvador City 110000 people 136 km
San Juan Tepezontes La Paz El Salvador Village5 - 137 km
Santiago Nonualco La Paz El Salvador Village4 9300 people 138 km
San José Escuintla Guatemala City 18000 people 140 km
El Guineo Santa Ana El Salvador Village5 - 140 km
San Pablo Tacachico La Libertad El Salvador Village5 2900 people 141 km
Cantón San José de la Montaña La Paz El Salvador Village5 - 141 km
Las Mesas San Vicente El Salvador Village5 - 143 km
Guasapa San Salvador El Salvador Village5 - 143 km
Zacatecoluca La Paz El Salvador City 39000 people 145 km
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 145 km
Candelaria Cuscatlán El Salvador Village5 - 145 km
Montepeque Cuscatlán El Salvador Village4 - 146 km
Texistepeque Santa Ana El Salvador Village4 2300 people 148 km
Barrio Nuevo San Vicente El Salvador Village5 - 148 km
El Caracol San Vicente El Salvador Village5 - 149 km
Aguilares San Salvador El Salvador Village4 21000 people 149 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 150 km
Caserío San Carlos San Vicente El Salvador Village5 - 150 km
Cojutepeque Cuscatlán El Salvador City 48000 people 151 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 152 km
Caserío Los Pozos Usulután El Salvador Village5 - 154 km
Jutiapa Jutiapa Guatemala City 33000 people 154 km
La Esperanza San Vicente El Salvador Village5 - 155 km
Hacienda San Joaquín Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 156 km
Asunción Mita Jutiapa Guatemala Village4 14000 people 156 km
Nueva Concepción Chalatenango El Salvador Village4 8000 people 158 km
Suchitoto Cuscatlán El Salvador Village4 5600 people 159 km
El Espíritu Santo Usulután El Salvador Village5 - 162 km
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 163 km
Chalatenango Chalatenango El Salvador City 19000 people 166 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village5 9800 people 167 km
Jiquilisco Usulután El Salvador Village4 9100 people 167 km
Puerto Del Triunfo Usulután El Salvador Village5 - 168 km
La Virgen Santa Ana El Salvador Village5 - 169 km
El Dorado Chalatenango El Salvador Village5 - 170 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 170 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Rio Sucio Highway Strip 491 0
El Salvador International SAL 31 Civ. Paved Yes 10500
Ilopango International 616 Civ. Paved Yes 7300
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500
El Playon 79 0
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0
La Carrera 52 0

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Acajutla SVAQJ El Salvador
La Libertad SVLLD El Salvador
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala
Puerto El Triunfo El Salvador
Playa Grande Guatemala


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