A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.51 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000bupw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bupw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 66.51 km, -88.7773° West, 13.0411° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/11/17 / 2017-11-27 02:56:59 / November 27, 2017 @ 2:56 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:56:59 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sensuntepeque, Ayutuxtepeque, Mejicanos (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 36 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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