A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. Exact location of event, longitude -87.9728 West, latitude 13.2531 North, depth = 13.05 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:37:51 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 14:37:51 / May 6, 2018 @ 2:37 pm. 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 13.05 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dzch. Id of event: us1000dzch.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Choluteca, Berlín, Jiquilisco (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km NE of Intipuca, El Salvador.
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