A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88.02 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:51:20 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.0114 West, latitude 12.9229 North, depth = 88.02 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000gci3. Unique identifier: us2000gci3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/07/18 / 2018-07-24 10:51:20 / July 24, 2018 @ 10:51 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Realejo, Chinandega, Ciudad Choluteca (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 30 km S of Intipuca, El Salvador.
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