A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. Exact location of event, longitude -90.0811 West, latitude 12.9586 North, depth = 56.4 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:32:59 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/11/17 / 2017-11-26 20:32:59 / November 26, 2017 @ 8:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bul8. Unique identifier: us2000bul8. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.4 km (35 miles).
Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Izalco, Sonzacate, Sonsonate. The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 75 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador.
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