San Miguel El Salvador 2001 (ERNAL)

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Event ID
200101131733
Event name
San Miguel
Country
El Salvador
Epicentral coordinates (long/lat)
POINT(-88.66 13.049)
WKT GIS format
GEMECD contributing partner
ERNAL
Event narrative

The Mw 7.7 San Miguel earthquake occurred in the San Salvador area, El Salvador, at 17:33 UTC (11:33 a.m., local time) on 13 January 2001. The earthquake exposed the high seismic risk in urban areas in El Salvador, at least 944 people were killed, 5,565 injured, 108,261 houses destroyed and more than 1,155 buildings damaged in El Salvador. More than 600 of the deaths were caused by large landslides in Las Colinas area, in the El Balsamo Mountain, La Libertad department. Damage and injuries occurred in every department of El Salvador.

Date of occurrence (UTC)
2001-01-13
date
Time of occurrence (UTC)
17:33:00
time
Date of occurrence (local)
2001-01-13
date
Time of occurrence (local)
11:33:00
time
Day of the week (local)
Saturday
Magnitude
7.7
Magnitude units
Moment (Mw)
Focal depth
60
km
Overview data
Loss: Human Casualty
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People injured
5565
number
People injured: source
Caracterización del movimiento del suelo y sus efectos en la infraestructura durante los terremotos del 2001, El Salvador. SNET

People seriously injured: status
N/A

People missing
92
number
People missing: source
http://www.paho.org/spanish/ped/cap02_ELS.pdf

People killed
944
number
People killed: source
Caracterización del movimiento del suelo y sus efectos en la infraestructura durante los terremotos del 2001, El Salvador. SNET

People killed due to ground shaking: status
N/A

People dying post catastrophe due to shaking: status
N/A

People missing due to slope failures
92
number
People missing due to slope failures: source
http://www.paho.org/spanish/ped/cap02_ELS.pdf
People killed due to slope failures
600
number
People killed due to slope failures: source
Caracterización del movimiento del suelo y sus efectos en la infraestructura durante los terremotos del 2001, El Salvador. SNET
Loss: Building damage
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Total number of buildings destroyed by shaking: status
N/A

Number of buildings damaged by shaking
1155
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 dwellings destroyed by shaking
108261
number
Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking: source
Caracterización del movimiento del suelo y sus efectos en la infraestructura durante los terremotos del 2001, El Salvador. SNET

Number of dwellings damaged by shaking
169792
number
Number of dwellings damaged by shaking: source
Caracterización del movimiento del suelo y sus efectos en la infraestructura durante los terremotos del 2001, El Salvador. SNET

Loss: Socioeconomic
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People homeless
1364160
number
People homeless: source
Caracterización del movimiento del suelo y sus efectos en la infraestructura durante los terremotos del 2001, El Salvador. SNET

Direct economic loss
753
million US$
Direct economic loss: source
http://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/xml/7/10127/T-SV1.pdf

Indirect economic loss
502
million US$
Indirect economic loss: source
http://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/xml/7/10127/T-SV1.pdf

Insured loss
290
million US$
Insured loss: source
Munich Re

Demographics
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Total number of buildings: status
N/A