A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 00:29:06 / September 24, 2017 @ 12:29 am. Exact location of event, longitude -88.7877 West, latitude 12.9849 North, depth = 60.16 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:29:06 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.16 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000atre. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000atre.
The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuscatancingo, Santa Tecla, Delgado (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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