Seismic swarm in La Unión
In eastern El Salvador, the municipality of El Carmen in La Unión department has been experiencing a swarm of hundreds of small earthquakes in the past few days. Since Wednesday afternoon there have been 978 micro-quakes, 27 of which were strong enough to be felt by persons living in the area. The SNET reports that the quake swarm is related to movement along the earthquake faults in the region and is not related to volcanic activity. Dozens of homes are reported to have been damaged including cracks in their walls, but there are no reports of injuries. Residents have been urged to stay alert, and many are sleeping outdoors.