miércoles, 12 de julio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:66.06km) in El Salvador at 7/12/2017 10:08:42 AM

Green Earthquake in El Salvador


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:66.06km
  • 12 Jul 2017 10:08:42 UTC
  • 4611295 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 66.06 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 13.4097, -89.7656
  • Time (UTC): 12 Jul 2017 10:08:42
  • Time (ECT): 12 Jul 2017 12:08:42

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near El Salvador, Department of Sonsonate (population 402,117). The distance to the nearest coast is 13km. The nearest places are Los Cóbanos (14km), Acachapa (18km), Acajutla (22000 people , 21km), Miravalles (22km), El Níspero (23km), and 80 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Rio Sucio Highway Strip (58km), El Salvador International (runway 10500ft, 76km), and Ilopango International (runway 7300ft, 77km). The nearest ports are Acajutla (20km), and La Libertad (48km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 2.8 million people 164
50 km 610000 people 78
20 km 25000 people 20
10 km no people 0



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