A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador on Saturday. Global time and date of event 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 07:53:29 / August 27, 2016 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20006uhi. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006uhi. The temblor was picked up at 01:53:29 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.17 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.2492 West, latitude 13.5203 North, depth = 59.17 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barberena, Armenia, Cuilapa (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km SW of San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador.
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