A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Jiquilisco in El Salvador on Monday. The temblor was detected at 19:16:21 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000ddep. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ddep. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 01:16:21 / April 3, 2018 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.91 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 61.91 km, -88.8487° West, 13.0538° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sensuntepeque, Apopa, San Miguel (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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