A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Armenia in El Salvador on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us7000bqdw. Event ids that are associated: us7000bqdw. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:23:08 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -89.4007° West, latitude 13.7238° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 22:23:08 / September 19, 2020 @ 10:23 pm.
The epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moyuta, Jalpatagua, Asunción Mita (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 10 km ESE of Armenia, El Salvador.
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