A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Saturday. 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 61.65 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -90.0635° West, latitude 12.8956° North, depth = 61.65 km. Id of earthquake: us10008wfs. Event ids that are associated: us10008wfs. The temblor was reported at 06:09:58 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 12:09:58 / May 13, 2017 @ 12:09 pm.
Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acajutla. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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