A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador on Tuesday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:00:37 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 00:00:37 / March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.13 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d6ym. Unique identifier: us1000d6ym. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.0596 West, latitude 13.1821 North, depth = 51.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sensuntepeque, Aguilares, Nueva Guadalupe (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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