A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -88.2548° West, 12.6541° North, depth 51.2 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.2 km (32 miles). Global time and date of event 07/09/17 / 2017-09-07 08:42:32 / September 7, 2017 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:42:32 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ahew. Event ids that are associated: us2000ahew.
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (57 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa. Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 63 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador.
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