A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Exact location of event, longitude -88.521 West, latitude 12.8438 North, depth = 56.07 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:14:18 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.07 km (35 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/11/17 / 2017-11-26 14:14:18 / November 26, 2017 @ 2:14 pm. Unique identifier: us2000buht. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000buht.
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guatajiagua, Apastepeque, San Vicente.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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