A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/08/15 / 2015-08-11 23:33:39 / August 11, 2015 @ 11:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 55.28 km, -88.563° West, 12.9202° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.28 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100031t2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100031t2. The temblor was detected at 17:33:39 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guatajiagua, La Unión, Apastepeque. Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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