A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The temblor was picked up at 04:01:26 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bmjs. Id of event: us2000bmjs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.29 km (43 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 10:01:26 / November 13, 2017 @ 10:01 am. Exact location of event, depth 69.29 km, -88.7447° West, 13.0032° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Alejo, Sensuntepeque, Ayutuxtepeque (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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