A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 95 kilometers (59 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -89.7463° West, 12.7274° North. The temblor was reported at 00:04:13 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 06:04:13 / May 18, 2018 @ 6:04 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e7u8. Unique identifier: us1000e7u8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Libertad.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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