A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.0822 West, latitude 13.2901 North, depth = 143.79 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 143.79 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004005. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004005. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:49:41 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 22:49:41 / October 27, 2015 @ 10:49 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín, El Rosario, Cojutepeque. Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from San Martín (c. 39 400 pop).
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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 9 km NE of Chirilagua, El Salvador.
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