A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tacuba in El Salvador. Global time and date of event 14/08/16 / 2016-08-14 05:13:03 / August 14, 2016 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -89.9176 West, latitude 13.9876 North, depth = 140 km. Event id: us10006dq1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006dq1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:13:03 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Escuintla, Chiquimula, Olocuilta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km N of Tacuba, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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