San Salvador El Salvador 1986 (ERNAL)

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Event ID
198610101749
Event name
San Salvador
Country
El Salvador
Epicentral coordinates (long/lat)
POINT(-89.118 13.827)
WKT GIS format
GEMECD contributing partner
ERNAL
Event narrative

The Ms 5.4 San Salvador earthquake occurred in San Salvador, El Salvador, at 17:49 UTC (11:49 a.m., local time) on 10 October 1986. In addition to strong ground shaking the earthquake resulted in landslides in the San Salvador area. At least 1,200 people were killed, 200 people killed due to slope failures, 10000 injured, 200000 homeless. The estimate of direct economic losses for the earthquake was 685 million US dollars.

Date of occurrence (UTC)
1986-10-10
date
Time of occurrence (UTC)
17:49:00
time
Date of occurrence (local)
1986-10-10
date
Time of occurrence (local)
11:49:00
time
Day of the week (local)
Wednesday
Magnitude
5.4
Magnitude units
Surface wave (Ms)
Focal depth
7
km
Seismological data: source
ERN
Overview data
Loss: Human Casualty
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People injured
10000
number
People injured: source
ECLAC
People injured: status
Greater than

People seriously injured: status
N/A

People missing
92
number
People missing: source
http://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/xml/1/10131/l457.pdf
People missing: status
N/A

People killed
1200
number
People killed: source
ECLAC

People killed due to ground shaking: status
N/A

People dying post catastrophe due to shaking
173
number
People dying post catastrophe due to shaking: comment

People missing due to tsunami: status
N/A

People killed due to tsunami: status
N/A

People missing due to fire following: status
N/A

People killed due to fire following: status
N/A

People missing due to slope failures: status
N/A

People killed due to slope failures
200
number
People killed due to slope failures: comment

Loss: Building damage
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Total number of buildings destroyed by shaking
156
number
Total number of buildings destroyed by shaking: comment

Number of buildings damaged by shaking
945
number
Number of buildings damaged by shaking: source
Caracterización del movimiento del suelo y sus efectos en la infraestructura durante los terremotos del 2001, El Salvador. SNET
Number of buildings damaged by shaking: comment

Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking
22800
number
Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking: source
ECLAC
Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking: comment

Number of dwellings damaged by shaking
29800
number
Number of dwellings damaged by shaking: source
ECLAC
Number of dwellings damaged by shaking: comment

Loss: Socioeconomic
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People homeless
200000
number
People homeless: source
EERI

Direct economic loss
685
million US$
Direct economic loss: source
ECLAC

Indirect economic loss
219
million US$
Indirect economic loss: source
ECLAC

Insured loss
72
million US$
Insured loss: source
Munich Re
Insured loss: comment

Older dataset from Swiss Re’s Sigma publications gives an insured loss for this event at 225 million US$.


Demographics
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Total number of buildings: status
N/A