a seismic activity located northeast of the western Salvadoran municipality of Apaneca has produced at least 40 earthquakes Between last Saturday and this Tuesday, no victims or material damage have been reported so far, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) has reported.
According to a report from the National Seismic Network of El Salvadorthe earthquakes were recorded between 10:00 p.m. local time (04:00 GMT) on March 4 and 10:30 a.m. local time (4:30 p.m. GMT) on the 7th of the same month.
noted that the magnitudes of the earthquakes felt ranged from 1.5 to 3.3 on the Richter scale and that the largest earthquake occurred at 10:27 p.m. local time (04:27 GMT) on Saturday, with a magnitude of 3.3, a focal depth of 4 kilometers, and an intensity of 4 on the Modified Mercalli scale in the department of Ahuachapán.
📌#ElObservatorioInforma that, during the last 52 hours, no seismic activity has been recorded northeast of Apaneca, department of Ahuachapán. The total of 40 earthquakes registered from 10:00 p.m. on March 4 until 10:30 a.m. on this day is maintained. pic.twitter.com/QhpSzQ4gSQ
— Ministry of the Environment (@MedioAmbienteSV) March 7, 2023
“Due to the characteristics of the registered signals, the origin of this seismic activity is attributed to the activation of local geological faults and is not associated with volcanic activity,” he added.
In El Salvador, most of the earthquakes that occur regularly have its origin in the waters of the Pacific Ocean and much deeper, which sometimes makes them imperceptible to the population, while those that originate on land close to the surface are more noticeable and harmful.