Unprecedent swarm of 130 earthquakes kills at least 1 in El Salvador – Yellow alert issued for the entire country

Authorities in El Salvador have issued a yellow alert for all, after the country is being struck by an unprecedent swarm of 130 moderatly-strong earthquakes since Yesterday.

The strongest quake, a M5.1 tremor, killed at least a person and injured several others on April 10, 2017.

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The epicenter of the deadl earthquake in El Salvador on April 10, 2017.

So far, one person is reported dead and three others have been injured after the collapse of abig chunk of rock on the Los Chorros road.

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The collarspe of alarge chunk of rock killed 1 and injured 3 after the earthquake in El Salvador.

The largest earthquake of this seismic swarm in the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlan, a M5.1 earthquake, occurred at 5:52 pm local time, 2.5 miles deep, with its epicenter about 6.5 miles west of San Salvador.

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Damages in a supermarket following the quake in San Salvador

The Director General of Civil Protection Jorge Antonio Melendez Lopez has ssued a yellow alert for all of El Salvador because of the continued and increasing seismic activity.

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The seismic swarm currently hitting El Salvador hasalso damaged several houses and offices

The agency asked the population to remain calm as seismicity is expected to continue over the next few days and weeks.

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The seismic swarm will ontinue over the next days say El Salvador authorities

On social media, users reported landslides and rocks falling following the strongest quake.

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Don’t panic, lighten up!

The swarm of earthquakes has also damaged homes and offices in Santa Tecla and Antiguo Cuscatlan, with up to 130 aftershocks reported.

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  1. […] Authorities in El Salvador have issued a yellow alert for the entire region after the country was struck by an unprecedented swarm of 130 moderately strong earthquakes since Yesterday. The strongest quake, a Magnitude 5.1 tremor, killed at least a person and injured several others on April 10, 2017. So far, one person is reported dead and three others have been injured after the collapse of a big chunk of rock on the Los Chorros road. The largest earthquake of this seismic swarm in the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlan, a Magnitude 5.1 earthquake, occurred at 5:52 pm local time, 2.5 miles deep, with its epicenter about 6.5 miles west of San Salvador. FULL STORY […]

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