A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.84 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ciqn. Unique identifier: us2000ciqn. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/18 / 2018-01-12 04:23:25 / January 12, 2018 @ 4:23 am. The temblor was reported at 22:23:25 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -88.822° West, 12.5938° North, depth 28.84 km.
Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Tránsito, Santa Elena, Usulután (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 81 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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