A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008rvv. Unique identifier: us10008rvv. Exact location, longitude -90.2092° West, latitude 12.8219° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:22:32 / 9:22 am (local time epicenter). 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: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 15:22:32 / May 12, 2017 @ 3:22 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acajutla. Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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