A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 125 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador (78 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:54:29 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -89.5138° West, latitude 12.3663° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000d4xl. Event ids that are associated: us2000d4xl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 20:54:29 / February 19, 2018 @ 8:54 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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