A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:22:11 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.33 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007cdj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cdj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 21:22:11 / November 25, 2016 @ 9:22 pm. Exact location, longitude -88.8896° West, latitude 12.6822° North, depth = 54.33 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Tránsito, Santa Elena, Santiago Nonualco (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santiago Nonualco (c. 9 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-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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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. 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: 76 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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