A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of El Salvador at 22:23 UTC on Oct 28, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 24.7km (15 miles).
The epicentre was located 93km (58 miles) SW of Acajutla (population 22,763) and 111km (69 miles) SW of Sonsonate (population 59,468), El Salvador.
Some 613,000 people are estimated to have felt shaking.
No tsunami warnings have been issued and latest reports indicate no damage or casualties, according to the Salvadoran Red Cross.
The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses.
Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might contribute to losses.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The global uptick in earthquakes and volcanoes we’ve witnessed lately is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/
GSM = influx of GCRs = uptick in Seismic and Volcanic activity
[Featured image: USGS]