A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Conchagua in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000dz58. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dz58. The temblor was picked up at 22:04:25 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -87.9379° West, 13.2574° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 04:04:25 / May 6, 2018 @ 4:04 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Morazán, Ciudad Choluteca, Jiquilisco.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km SW of Conchagua, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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