A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.78 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.7913 West, latitude 13.0545 North, depth = 71.78 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:00:51 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). 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: us1000ddpb. Id of event: us1000ddpb. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 16:00:51 / April 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quezaltepeque, Guazapa, San Alejo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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