San Salvador El Salvador 2001 (ERNAL)

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Event ID
200102131422
Event name
San Salvador
Country
El Salvador
Epicentral coordinates (long/lat)
POINT(-88.938 13.671)
WKT GIS format
GEMECD contributing partner
ERNAL
Event narrative

The Mw 6.6 San Salvador earthquake occurred in San Salvador, El Salvador, at 14:22 UTC (8:22 a.m., local time) on 13 February 2001. The earthquake exposed the high seismic risk in urban areas in El Salvador, at least 315 people were killed, 3,299 injured and extensive damage. The most severe damage occurred in the San Juan Tepezontes-San Vicente-Cojutepeque area. Landslides occurred in many areas of El Salvador.

Date of occurrence (UTC)
2001-02-13
date
Time of occurrence (UTC)
14:22:00
time
Date of occurrence (local)
2001-02-13
date
Time of occurrence (local)
08:22:00
time
Day of the week (local)
Tuesday
Magnitude
6.6
Magnitude units
Moment (Mw)
Focal depth
10
km
Overview data
Loss: Human Casualty
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People injured
3299
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.eclac.cl/publicaciones/xml/1/10131/l457.pdf

People killed
315
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

Loss: Building damage
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Total number of buildings destroyed by shaking: status
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Number of buildings damaged by shaking
82
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
41302
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
15706
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
252622
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
185.4
million US$
Direct economic loss: source
http://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/xml/1/10131/l457.pdf

Indirect economic loss
163.1
million US$
Indirect economic loss: source
http://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/xml/1/10131/l457.pdf

Demographics
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Total number of buildings: status
N/A