A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 106 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador (66 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:05:56 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005hef. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hef. Exact location of earthquake, -88.38° West, 12.29° North, depth 4 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/16 / 2016-03-15 16:05:56 / March 15, 2016 @ 4:05 pm UTC/GMT.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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