A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:29:39 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d3sl. Unique identifier: us2000d3sl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.78 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 06:29:39 / February 17, 2018 @ 6:29 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.5266 West, latitude 12.9347 North, depth = 50.78 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guatajiagua, La Unión, Apastepeque.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 38 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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