A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68.99 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:18:36 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 18:18:36 / February 12, 2017 @ 6:18 pm. Exact location of event, depth 68.99 km, -89.8662° West, 13.1558° North. Unique identifier: us20008jeb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jeb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlán (c. 33 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Olocuilta, El Congo, San Marcos. Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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