A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, offshore El Salvador kilometers (0 miles) from offshore El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, -90.0913° West, 12.9514° North, depth 44.74 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:29:06 / 4:29 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: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 04:29:06 / May 14, 2017 @ 4:29 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.74 km (28 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008sau. Unique identifier: us10008sau.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sonzacate, Sonsonate, San Antonio del Monte.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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