A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santiago de Maria in El Salvador on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 193.15 km, -88.4119° West, 13.4792° North. The temblor was picked up at 01:11:48 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000g060. Unique identifier: us2000g060. Global time and date of event 09/07/18 / 2018-07-09 07:11:48 / July 9, 2018 @ 7:11 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 193.15 km (120 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguilares, La Libertad, Intibucá (min 5000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 5 km E of Santiago de Maria, El Salvador.
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