A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Soyapango in El Salvador on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 17:53:58 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -89.1525 West, latitude 13.7692 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/04/17 / 2017-04-10 23:53:58 / April 10, 2017 @ 11:53 pm. Id of earthquake: us10008ge2. Event ids that are associated: us10008ge2.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jalpatagua, Santa Catarina Mita, El Progreso. The epicenter was 10 km (6 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km N of Soyapango, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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