A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Saturday. Global time and date of event 27/05/17 / 2017-05-27 12:58:45 / May 27, 2017 @ 12:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 38.08 km, -90.0539° West, 12.8851° North. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:58:45 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 38.08 km (24 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008vsq. Id of event: us10008vsq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acajutla.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador.
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