A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, -88.0681° West, 13.3173° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 17:43:41 / May 6, 2018 @ 5:43 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dzfb. Unique identifier: us1000dzfb. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:43:41 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Choluteca, San Sebastián, Marcala (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km NE of Chirilagua, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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