A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Friday. The temblor was detected at 08:05:03 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 63.51 km (39 miles). Event id: us20005gj3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gj3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 14:05:03 / April 8, 2016 @ 2:05 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.5026 West, latitude 13.2845 North, depth = 63.51 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suchitoto, Apastepeque, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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