A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.1064 West, latitude 13.2965 North, depth = 38.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:31:43 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 06:31:43 / March 12, 2016 @ 6:31 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.47 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005g0x. Id of event: us20005g0x.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Ana, Nahuizalco, Nueva Guadalupe (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km SSW of El Rosario, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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