A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.13 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005zah. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005zah. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:14:42 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 02:14:42 / May 31, 2016 @ 2:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 45.13 km, -89.1668° West, 12.6149° North.
Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Rosario, La Libertad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from El Rosario (c. 5 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 98 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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