A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Santa Tecla in El Salvador on Sunday. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:13:17 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -89.3025° West, 13.6425° North, depth 6.32 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.32 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008g5e. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008g5e. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/04/17 / 2017-04-10 02:13:17 / April 10, 2017 @ 2:13 am.
Epicenter of the event was 14 km (8 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Metapán, Sensuntepeque, Atescatempa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SSW of Santa Tecla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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