A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Conchagua in El Salvador. Global time and date of event 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 04:58:21 / May 6, 2018 @ 4:58 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000dz60. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dz60. The temblor was reported at 22:58:21 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.38 km, -87.8941° West, 13.2609° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.38 km (3 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Triunfo, Puerto Morazán, Ciudad Choluteca (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 6 km SSW of Conchagua, El Salvador.
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