A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ecm0. Id of event: us1000ecm0. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/05/18 / 2018-05-26 07:22:52 / May 26, 2018 @ 7:22 am. The temblor was detected at 01:22:52 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -89.9232° West, 13.0005° North, depth 35 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zaragoza, Armenia, Nahuizalco. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Armenia (c. 15 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km S of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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