A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. Exact location, longitude -90.3537° West, latitude 13.0663° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000ajfa. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ajfa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:48:50 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 13:48:50 / September 10, 2017 @ 1:48 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acajutla (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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