A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 46.31 km (29 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:49:23 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 11:49:23 / September 12, 2016 @ 11:49 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.7968 West, latitude 12.9647 North, depth = 46.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006p7t. Unique identifier: us10006p7t.
The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo Cuscatlán, San Salvador, Soyapango (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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