Strong 6.1 Mag Strikes El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.9489S, -90.3848W

A earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Acajutla 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 24.69 km (15 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.3848° West, 12.9489° North, depth 24.69 km. The temblor was reported at 16:23:54 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/18 / 2018-10-28 22:23:54 / October 28, 2018 @ 10:23 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000hib5. Event ids that are associated: us1000hib5.

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 112 km (69 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 123 km (76 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 113 km (71 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Juayúa (c. 9 900 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahuachapán, Juayúa, Puerto San José.

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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