M 5.9 in El Salvador on 12 May 2021 08:45 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1268441
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 45.95 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.3319 , -90.2104
Event Date: 12 May 2021 08:45 UTC
12 May 2021 02:45 Local
Exposed Population: 2240000 people in MMI>=IV
1500000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 May 2021 09:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 5.5 (Guatemala)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Guatemala= 5.5; El Salvador= 4.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000e2c6 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.05  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),