A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.8 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -89.7094° West, latitude 13.2544° North, depth = 54.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 03:57:36 / September 16, 2017 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000any5. Unique identifier: us2000any5. The temblor was detected at 21:57:36 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guazapa, Santiago Nonualco, Tonacatepeque (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km SSE of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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