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21 Jun 1982 description


UNDRO 7533
EL SALVADOR/GUATEMALA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO ALERT MESSAGE
21 JUNE 1982

ON 19 JUNE 1982 AT 00.22 HOURS LOCAL TIME (06.22 GMT) AN EARTHQUAKE LASTING 30 SECONDS, WITH A MAGNITUDE OF 7.0 ON THE RICHTER SCALE, STRUCK EL SALVADOR ON ITS BORDER WITH GUATEMALA. THE MAIN AREAS AFFECTED WERE THE DEPARTMENTS OF LA PAZ, CHALATENANGO AND LA LIBERTAD. THE HYPOCENTER OF THE EARTHQUAKE WAS LOCATED AT LATITUDE 13.0 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 89.3 DEGREES WEST, IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN.