A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d6e9. Id of event: us1000d6e9. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 14:05:33 / March 19, 2018 @ 2:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -89.9681 West, latitude 12.8855 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:05:33 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acajutla. Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 79 km S of Acajutla, El Salvador.
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