Earthquakes in El Salvador
In El Salvador there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.
Since 1950 more than 3500 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 2 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.Other natural hazards in El Salvador:
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Earthquakes in El Salvador since 1950The strongest earthquake in El Salvador happened on 01/13/2001 in the region Damage & Injuries In Every Dept. with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 32 km resulted in 844 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. . doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
. Several data have been summarized and translated. Foto taken from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, public domain).
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