A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:44:50 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/16 / 2016-05-29 16:44:50 / May 29, 2016 @ 4:44 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -89.2702° West, 12.6342° North. Unique identifier: us20005z1h. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005z1h. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Libertad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 94 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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