A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:35:05 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/05/18 / 2018-05-30 19:35:05 / May 30, 2018 @ 7:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -87.9803° West, 13.2528° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000ef1k. Event ids that are associated: us1000ef1k.
Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Choluteca, Monjarás, Berlín. Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km NE of Intipuca, El Salvador.
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