A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 126 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador (78 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 08:24:09 / January 16, 2018 @ 8:24 am. Exact location of earthquake, -89.5436° West, 12.3697° North, depth 49.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cjvr. Id of event: us2000cjvr. The temblor was reported at 02:24:09 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.17 km (31 miles).
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 fourty-one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 126 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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