A earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/19 / 2019-05-30 09:03:28 / May 30, 2019 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19150000. Id of event: pt19150000. Exact location, longitude -89.372° West, latitude 13.069° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:28 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near La Libertad in El Salvador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chirilagua, Moyuta, Atescatempa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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