A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 15:18:53 / October 12, 2015 @ 3:18 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.73 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.4973 West, latitude 12.877 North, depth = 61.73 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003n1l. Id of event: us10003n1l. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:18:53 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guatajiagua, Apastepeque, San Vicente (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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