A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, offshore El Salvador kilometers (0 miles) from offshore El Salvador. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:26:21 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 11:26:21 / May 13, 2017 @ 11:26 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008s59. Unique identifier: us10008s59. 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 56.7 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 56.7 km, -90.0082° West, 12.9594° North.
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Juayúa (c. 9 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción de Ataco, Juayúa, Nahuizalco (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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