A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 10:41:26 / May 12, 2017 @ 10:41 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:41:26 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008rtu. Unique identifier: us10008rtu. Exact location of event, longitude -90.0562 West, latitude 12.9108 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 120 km (74 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlán (c. 33 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moyuta, Olocuilta, Atiquizaya.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 79 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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