Last Updated: Monday, July 8, 2013

Earthquake today in El Salvador shakes San Salvador, Guatemala City

M 5.9 strong earthquake shakes El Salvador today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 15 km SSW of El Rosario and 38 km SSE of San Salvador. It was 60.0 miles deep.

Earthquake today in El Salvador shook the populated area of Soyapango, San Salvador, Guatemala City, Santa Tecla and Tegucigalpa.

USGS has expected maximum shaking intensity of V (moderate) in El Rosario.

02:52 UTC (local time 2013-07-07 20:52 @ epicenter)

Shaking Intensity (MMI):
V (Moderate): El Rosario
IV (Light): Puerto El Triunfo, Nuevo Cuscatlan, Soyapango, Delgado, Apopa, Santa Tecla, San Salvador and Guatemala City.
III (Weak): Tegucigalpa and Chinandega.

Epicenter Location
15 km SSW of El Rosario, El Salvador
27 km SW of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
29 km ESE of La Libertad, El Salvador
31 km S of Santo Tomas, El Salvador
38 km SSE of San Salvador, El Salvador

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 8, 2013