A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.4876 West, latitude 12.5911 North, depth = 53.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004tl3. Unique identifier: us10004tl3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.29 km (33 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:07:55 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 15:07:55 / February 29, 2016 @ 3:07 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael Oriente, Santa Elena, El Tránsito (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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