A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Jiquilisco in El Salvador. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006nh0. Unique identifier: us10006nh0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.7184 West, latitude 13.253 North, depth = 103.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 22:36:21 / September 9, 2016 @ 10:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.63 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:36:21 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguilares, Chalatenango, Quezaltepeque. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km WSW of Jiquilisco, El Salvador.
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