A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. Exact location of event, longitude -88.1733 West, latitude 12.6478 North, depth = 56.93 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uq7. Id of event: us20008uq7. The temblor was reported at 18:20:01 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.93 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 00:20:01 / March 26, 2017 @ 12:20 am.
The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel, San Alejo, Jiquilisco (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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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