A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.11 km (42 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/18 / 2018-05-02 15:17:26 / May 2, 2018 @ 3:17 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dvx9. Unique identifier: us1000dvx9. Exact location of event, depth 68.11 km, -88.3187° West, 12.7509° North. The temblor was picked up at 09:17:26 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueva Guadalupe, Berlín, Jucuapa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
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 five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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