A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 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 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:27:56 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jdq. Id of event: us20005jdq. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.6 West, latitude 13.27 North, depth = 60 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 23:27:56 / April 14, 2016 @ 11:27 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguilares, Cojutepeque, Zacatecoluca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km SW of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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