A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jucuaran in El Salvador on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/05/18 / 2018-05-26 19:16:06 / May 26, 2018 @ 7:16 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:16:06 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ecse. Unique identifier: us1000ecse. Exact location of event, longitude -88.3864 West, latitude 12.8901 North, depth = 72.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.24 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Vicente, Santiago Nonualco, Guatajiagua. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km SSW of Jucuaran, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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