Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mayotte region.

5.0 earthquake hits new Britain, Papua and New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.0 earthquake hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra Indonesia.

Earthquake Swarm – El Salvador

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources reported a seismic swarm in the area located between the municipalities of Chirilagua in San Miguel Department, and in Intipucá and El Carmen department in La Union Department since 5 May 2018. Some 733 seismic events occurred between 5 and 9 May, as reported by the National Seismic Network. The epicentre area was located between the municipalities mentioned above. Ninety-five of these earthquakes, whose magnitude range between 2.4 and 5.6, were felt by the population. The strongest of these earthquakes (magnitude 5.6 and intensity VII) was recorded on 6 May at 1:02 p.m. in Chirilagua and Intipucá. It caused severe damage to homes made of mud, adobe, or wattle and daub.

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