A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.56 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 13:13:20 / March 10, 2017 @ 1:13 pm. Exact location of event, depth 56.56 km, -90.1375° West, 13.3591° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:13:20 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000885d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000885d.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zaragoza, Santa Ana, Coatepeque (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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