A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -90.0032° West, 12.9499° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/17 / 2017-01-08 06:29:10 / January 8, 2017 @ 6:29 am. Unique identifier: us10007vcg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vcg. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:29:10 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sonzacate, Sonsonate, San Antonio del Monte (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador.
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