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Earthquake and Landslide in El Salvador

Monday, 15 January 2001

Type of Event:
Location of Event:
El Salvador
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
French Civil Protection Agency
Project Management:

Description of the event

On January 13, 2001, El Salvador experienced an earthquake that measured 7.6 on the Richter Scale, which subsequently caused landslides. On January 15, the French Civil Protection Agency activated the Charter in order to obtain images for use by rescue teams.