A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, -89.2843° West, 13.2938° North, depth 72.22 km. Unique identifier: us2000dbyd. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbyd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:01:26 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 05:01:26 / March 4, 2018 @ 5:01 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.22 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sensuntepeque, Santa Elena, Nueva Concepción. Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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