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Mw 6.2 Earthquake, Green alert in El Salvador on 12 May 2017 10:41 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.2M, Depth:10km
  • on 12 May 2017 10:41 UTC
  • 402649 people within 100km
  • inserted at 12 May 2017 11:06:04

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

Earthquake impact details

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

The alertlevel for this event is Green

Population

Population near epicenter
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
Los Cóbanos Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 74 km
Acajutla Sonsonate El Salvador City 22000 people 79 km
Metalío Sonsonate El Salvador Village4 - 80 km
Acachapa Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 82 km
Buenos Aires Sonsonate El Salvador Village5 - 83 km
Miravalles Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 84 km
El Níspero La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 85 km
Cupatacho Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 88 km
Barra de Santiago Ahuachapán El Salvador Village6 - 88 km
Paso de Canoas Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 88 km
Hacienda Santa Clara Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 90 km
Hacienda Taquillo La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 91 km
Los Platanares Ahuachapan El Salvador Village6 - 92 km
Hacienda El Chagüite Ahuachapan El Salvador Village6 - 93 km
Las Champas Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 93 km
El Ángel La Libertad El Salvador Village6 - 94 km
El Cacao Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 94 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
El Sunzal La Libertad El Salvador Village6 - 98 km
Chiltiupán La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 99 km
El Refugio Ahuachapan El Salvador Village6 - 99 km
San Rafael Ahuachapan El Salvador Village5 - 99 km
Jujutla Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 1900 people 99 km
Cerro de Las Flores Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 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
Hacienda San Benito La Libertad El Salvador Village6 - 102 km
El Amatal Ahuachapan El Salvador Village6 - 102 km
El Sauce Sonsonate El Salvador Village5 - 102 km
El Mojón La Libertad El Salvador Village6 - 103 km
El Arco Ahuachapan El Salvador Village6 - 104 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 104 km
Cuyagualo Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 106 km
Salcoatitán Sonsonate El Salvador Village5 - 106 km
El Cimarrón La Libertad El Salvador Village6 - 107 km
Jayaque La Libertad El Salvador Village6 - 107 km
Hacienda Vieja Jutiapa Guatemala Village6 - 108 km
Agua Fría Ahuachapan El Salvador Village6 - 108 km
San Diego La Libertad El Salvador Village6 - 108 km
El Chaparrón Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 108 km
Quezalapa Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 108 km
Astillero Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 109 km
Danta Jutiapa Guatemala Village6 - 109 km
San Francisco El Potrerón La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 109 km
Tacuba Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 5000 people 110 km
Las Pozas Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 110 km
Armenia Sonsonate El Salvador City 14000 people 110 km
Las Dispensas La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 112 km
Cantón Las Lajas Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 113 km
Los Naranjos Sonsonate El Salvador Village6 - 113 km
El Chagüite Jutiapa Guatemala Village6 - 113 km
Ateos La Libertad El Salvador Village6 - 113 km
Las Lomas Jutiapa Guatemala Village6 - 113 km
Cangrejera La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 114 km
Ahuachapán Ahuachapán El Salvador City 32000 people 114 km
Plan del Mango San Salvador El Salvador Village6 - 114 km
Huizúcar La Libertad El Salvador Village5 - 116 km
Palo de Campana Santa Ana El Salvador Village6 - 116 km
El Garrobo Jutiapa Guatemala Village6 - 116 km
El Botoncillal La Libertad El Salvador Village4 - 117 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 117 km
El Colorado Jutiapa Guatemala Village6 - 117 km
Valle El Portezuelo Santa Ana El Salvador Village6 - 117 km
El Carrizal San Salvador El Salvador Village5 - 117 km
El Porvenir Santa Ana El Salvador Village6 - 118 km
Nuevo Cuscatlán La Libertad El Salvador Village5 6500 people 118 km
Los Horcones Ahuachapan El Salvador Village6 - 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
Cantón Pimiental La Paz El Salvador Village6 - 119 km
Las Cofradías Jutiapa Guatemala Village6 - 119 km
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 119 km
Potrerillos Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 119 km
Santa Clara La Paz El Salvador Village6 - 120 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
Ayutepeque Santa Ana El Salvador Village6 - 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
La Candelaria Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 123 km
Conacaste La Libertad El Salvador Village6 - 124 km
Comalapa La Paz El Salvador Village6 - 124 km
San Juan Buenavista Santa Ana El Salvador Village6 - 124 km
La Danta Ahuachapan El Salvador Village6 - 124 km
La Gabia Santa Rosa Guatemala Village6 - 124 km
Moyuta Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 8100 people 125 km
El Refugio Ahuachapan El Salvador Village6 - 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
San Felipe La Paz El Salvador Village6 - 127 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


Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
episodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 1167554 12.910800/-90.056200 6.2 10 4.06 12 May 2017 10:41 12 May 2017 11:06 00:24
2 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

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