A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 19:02:22 / May 6, 2018 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:02:22 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.0986 West, latitude 13.0953 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000dzgr. Event ids that are associated: us1000dzgr.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cojutepeque, El Viejo, El Rosario. Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 12 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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