A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008sng. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sng. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:03:48 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 04:03:48 / May 16, 2017 @ 4:03 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -90.1699 West, latitude 12.8809 North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sonsonate, San Antonio del Monte, Acajutla. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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