Magnitude 7.3 – 67km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua – October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014 by

SRMA_ElSalvador_10142014USGS Summary
03:51:35 UTC
Magnitude 7.3
67km (42mi) WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua
86km (53mi) SSW of La Union, El Salvador
Location  12.576°N   -88.046°W
Depth 40km

Structure Information Summary
Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick masonry and heavy wood frame construction.
Secondary Effects
Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, and fires that might have contributed to losses.



Magnitude 6.2 – 121km WSW of El Dorado, Mexico – October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014 by


USGS Tectonic Summary

2014-10-08 02:40:54 UTC
Magnitude 6.2
23.817°N  -108.423°W
depth=10km (6.2mi)
121km (75mi) WSW of El Dorado, Mexico

M4.8 – 44km ESE of Middleton Island, Alaska – August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 by

Alaska_08272014USGS Tectonic Summary

2014-08-27 06:10:19 UTC
Magnitude 4.8, Alaska
59.222°N   -145.573°W
Depth:  12.3km


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