A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Saturday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:27:47 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006qfq. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006qfq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62.92 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 16:27:47 / September 17, 2016 @ 4:27 pm. Exact location of event, depth 62.92 km, -88.7589° West, 12.9723° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sensuntepeque, San Alejo, Ayutuxtepeque. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop).
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. 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 fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 41 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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