A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 154 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador (96 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:21:24 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 09:21:24 / October 6, 2015 @ 9:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.35 km (27 miles). Unique identifier: us10003knh. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003knh. Exact location, longitude -89.1113° West, latitude 12.0024° North, depth = 43.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 154 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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