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List of latest earthquakes near El Salvador.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 20, 2024 08:39AM
(El Salvador)
M 3.3 92 km S
from San Miguel
Jul 20, 2024 04:51AM
(El Salvador)
M 3.5 276 km SSE
from La Unión
Jul 20, 2024 04:50AM
(El Salvador)
M 3.6 285 km SSE
from La Unión
Jul 20, 2024 04:27AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.6 61 km SSE
from San Miguel
Jul 20, 2024 03:47AM
(El Salvador)
M 4.3 289 km NW
from Ahuachapán
Jul 20, 2024 02:12AM
(El Salvador)
M 3.7 297 km NW
from Ahuachapán
Jul 20, 2024 12:57AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.7 300 km SSE
from La Unión
Jul 19, 2024 06:37PM
(El Salvador)
M 3.7 89 km S
from San Salvador
Jul 19, 2024 09:47AM
(El Salvador)
M 3.2 93 km SW
from San Miguel
Jul 19, 2024 12:01AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.8 172 km ESE
from San Miguel
Jul 18, 2024 11:12PM
(El Salvador)
M 2.6 219 km SE
from San Miguel
Jul 18, 2024 10:26PM
(El Salvador)
M 3.2 137 km SSE
from San Miguel
Jul 18, 2024 06:30PM
(El Salvador)
M 2.5 267 km SE
from San Miguel
Jul 18, 2024 02:54AM
(El Salvador)
M 3.4 191 km SE
from San Salvador
Jul 18, 2024 12:44AM
(El Salvador)
M 3.2 111 km SSE
from San Salvador
Jul 18, 2024 12:29AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.5 72 km SE
from San Miguel
Jul 17, 2024 08:11PM
(El Salvador)
M 2.7 299 km SE
from San Miguel
Jul 17, 2024 11:02AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.8 94 km S
from San Miguel
Jul 17, 2024 09:21AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.9 243 km SSE
from San Miguel
Jul 17, 2024 09:08AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.6 174 km SSE
from San Miguel
Jul 17, 2024 08:42AM
(El Salvador)
M 3.0 289 km SE
from San Miguel
Jul 17, 2024 06:14AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.7 87 km S
from Usulután
Jul 17, 2024 04:19AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.9 142 km SSE
from San Miguel
Jul 17, 2024 01:25AM
(El Salvador)
M 2.6 81 km S
from San Miguel
Jul 16, 2024 11:49PM
(El Salvador)
M 2.9 98 km S
from San Miguel

Map of Latest Earthquakes near El Salvador

Recent El Salvador Earthquake News

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El Salvador Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
314 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.3
Jul 20, 2024 08:39

Average

A total of 3140 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of El Salvador in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 314 earthquakes per year, or 26 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near El Salvador roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near El Salvador in 2014. A total of 378 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of El Salvador that year. The strongest had a 7.3 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of El Salvador with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of El Salvador in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near El Salvador during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near El Salvador (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2942 93.69%
Mag. 5 183 5.83%
Mag. 6 14 0.45%
Mag. 7 1 0.03%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near El Salvador

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.3
On Oct 13, 2014 21:51.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Aug 6, 1942 17:37.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near El Salvador occurred on Oct 13, 2014 21:51 local time (America/El_Salvador timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.3 and struck 98 kilometers (61 mi) south-southeast of Usulután, at a depth of 40 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near El Salvador in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Aug 6, 1942 17:37, 174 kilometers (108 mi) south-southeast of Santa Ana. It is the strongest earthquake near El Salvador in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near El Salvador in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from El Salvador.

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List of strongest earthquakes near El Salvador.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Oct 13, 2014 09:51PM
(El Salvador)
M 7.3 98 km SSE
from Usulután
Nov 24, 2016 12:43PM
(El Salvador)
M 6.9 200 km S
from San Salvador
Jun 22, 2017 06:31AM
(El Salvador)
M 6.8 193 km W
from San Salvador
May 30, 2019 03:03AM
(El Salvador)
M 6.6 56 km SSW
from San Salvador
Jul 18, 2023 06:22PM
(El Salvador)
M 6.5 77 km S
from San Miguel
Sep 22, 2021 03:57AM
(El Salvador)
M 6.5 153 km SSE
from San Miguel
May 17, 2023 05:02PM
(El Salvador)
M 6.4 182 km NW
from Santa Ana
Feb 16, 2022 01:12AM
(El Salvador)
M 6.2 199 km W
from Santa Ana
May 12, 2017 04:41AM
(El Salvador)
M 6.2 128 km SW
from San Salvador
Oct 28, 2018 04:23PM
(El Salvador)
M 6.1 147 km WSW
from San Salvador

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Earthquakes by region of El Salvador

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near El Salvador.

When was the last earthquake in El Salvador?

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit near El Salvador on the morning of July 20, 2024 at 08:39 local time (America/El_Salvador). The center of this earthquake was located 92km south of San Miguel at a depth of 18km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near El Salvador in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near El Salvador?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near El Salvador on the afternoon of August 6, 1942 at 17:37 local time (America/El_Salvador). The center of this earthquake was located 174km west of Santa Ana at a depth of 35km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near El Salvador since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near El Salvador?

In the past 10 years, 3140 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from El Salvador. This averages to 314 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.