A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 00:05:39 / September 24, 2016 @ 12:05 am. Event id: us10006s6u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s6u. The temblor was picked up at 18:05:39 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.99 km (31 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -89.721 West, latitude 13.2366 North, depth = 49.99 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guazapa, Santiago Nonualco, Tonacatepeque. Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 41 km SSE of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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