A earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:03:31 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: at00psb7tv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00psb7tv, pt19150000. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/19 / 2019-05-30 09:03:31 / May 30, 2019 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near La Libertad in El Salvador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -89.362° West, 13.127° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Metapán, San Miguel, Chirilagua. Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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