A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.26 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:44:54 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -89.9166° West, 13.3634° North, depth 30.26 km. Event id: us20006gc1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006gc1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/06/16 / 2016-06-30 08:44:54 / June 30, 2016 @ 8:44 am.
Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ayutuxtepeque, Jalpatagua, Quezaltepeque.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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