A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Monday. Exact location, longitude -90.0764° West, latitude 12.8979° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5fz. Unique identifier: us2000a5fz. Global time and date of event 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 06:15:00 / August 7, 2017 @ 6:15 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:15:00 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter).
Close 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 Sonsonate, San Antonio del Monte, Acajutla. Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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