A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000arjv. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arjv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 06:10:15 / August 31, 2017 @ 6:10 am. Exact location of event, longitude -90.0345 West, latitude 12.982 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:10:15 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sonzacate, Sonsonate, San Antonio del Monte (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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