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10 Oct 1986 description


UNDRO 86/2648
EL SALVADOR - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
10 OCTOBER 1986 - 23.30 HRS

1. POSSIBLY MAJOR EARTHQUAKE STRUCK EL SALVADOR TODAY 11.50 HRS LOCAL TIME (18.50 HRS GVA TIME) CAUSING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO CAPITAL SAN SALVADOR AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

2. PROVISIONAL READINGS COMPUTE MAGNITUDE BETWEEN 5.4 AND 6.8 RICHTER, WITH EPICENTER LOCATED 90 KMS SOUTHEAST OF CAPITAL. FIRST SHOCK FOLLOWED BY STILL ONGOING TREMORS OF LESSER MAGNITUDE.