A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes offshore El Salvador kilometers (0 miles) from offshore El Salvador on Monday. The temblor was reported at 08:25:54 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.98 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -89.529 West, latitude 13.325 North, depth = 72.98 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/18 / 2018-03-26 08:25:54 / March 26, 2018 @ 8:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d92t. Id of event: us1000d92t.
Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Concepción, Apastepeque, Candelaria de La Frontera.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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