A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. The epicenter was at a depth of 76.14 km (47 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -89.2808 West, latitude 13.4289 North, depth = 76.14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 11:54:14 / May 22, 2018 @ 11:54 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e9vk. Id of event: us1000e9vk. The temblor was picked up at 05:54:14 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Usulután, Santiago de María, Tacuba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 7 km SE of La Libertad, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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