A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Santa Tecla in El Salvador on Monday. Unique identifier: us10008gdr. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gdr. Global time and date of event 10/04/17 / 2017-04-10 22:21:44 / April 10, 2017 @ 10:21 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.95 km (3 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:21:44 / 4:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.95 km, -89.3443° West, 13.6833° North.
Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sensuntepeque, Metapán, Atescatempa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km W of Santa Tecla, El Salvador.
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