The Big Shaking Continues: M6.1 Hits El Salvador; M6.3 Strikes the Drake Passage


Currently, large earthquakes with magnitude stronger than 6.0 strike almost everyday. That’s a lot of pressure released! The latest: a M6.1 quake off the coast of El Salvador on October 28, 2018, and a M6.3 jolt in the Drake Passage, 300km away from Ushuaia, Argentina on October 29, 2018.

A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of El Salvador on Sunday, October 28, 2018, with an epicenter located at a depth of 25km (15 miles) and 93 km (58 miles) SW of Acajutla, El Salvador.

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M6.1 earthquake hits El Salvador on October 28 2018. via USGS

Some 613 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking. The quake did not produce a tsunami. Carlos Lopez Mendoza of the Salvadoran Red Cross stated: “There aren’t any reviews of damages or sufferers

About 10 hours after, on October 29, 208, a strong M6.3 earthquake hit within the Drake Passage, about 300km away from Ushuaia, Argentina. There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

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M6.3 earthquake hits the Drake Passage off Argentina on October 29 2018. via USGS

Be prepared the next one could happen around the corner.

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USGS – M 6.1 – 93km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador
USGS – M 6.3 – Drake Passage

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