A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tecoluca in El Salvador on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cevm. Id of event: us1000cevm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:02:32 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.0298 West, latitude 13.734 North, depth = 3.08 km. Global time and date of event 03/02/18 / 2018-02-03 01:02:32 / February 3, 2018 @ 1:02 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.08 km (2 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atescatempa, Ahuachapán, Guatajiagua. Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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