A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.66 km (28 miles). Event id: us10006udx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006udx. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/16 / 2016-10-01 12:50:52 / October 1, 2016 @ 12:50 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:50:52 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 44.66 km, -89.7626° West, 13.0974° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mejicanos, Ahuachapán, Tacuba. The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop). Nearby 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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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