EL SALVADOR EARTHQUAKES



There have been lots of big earthquakes in El Salvador for the last couple of years but among those there have been the largest ones
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Here are some of them.


October 10th 1986
The earthquake of 10 October 1986 was originated along the Central American volcanic chain in the upper crust of the Caribbean Plate it had a magnitude of 5.4 in the richer scale there were 1500 deaths, 10,000 injuries, and 100,000 people left homeless.

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January 13th 2001
On the 13th January 2001 a powerful earthquake shocked El Salvador with a magnitude of 7.7 in the richer scale. This was the strongest earthquake to hit El Salvador since October 1986. There were 84 of people killed in San Salvador. There were 4723 people injured and thousands of people were homeless. There were people trapped in collapsed buildings.


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February 13th 2001
On the 13th of February 2001 exactly one month after the januray earthquake there was another big earthquake but not as big as the fist one this earthquake was 6.6 in the richer scale. This time 315 people were killed and 3399 people were injured . And the area with the most damage occurred at Cojutepeque.

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That means that El Salvador has suffer lots of strong, powerful and big earthquakes cause by volcanoes or land movements.