A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. Exact location of event, depth 73.64 km, -88.0699° West, 12.6419° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005j8r. Unique identifier: us20005j8r. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.64 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:19:01 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 17:19:01 / April 17, 2016 @ 5:19 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinameca, Puerto Morazán, Corinto (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km S of Intipuca, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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