A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Monday. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:23:18 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.89 km (31 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -88.8159 West, latitude 13.0306 North, depth = 49.89 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 23:23:18 / April 2, 2018 @ 11:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000dcru. Event ids that are associated: us1000dcru.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Rosa de Lima, Ciudad Arce, Chalatenango (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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