A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Agustin in El Salvador. The temblor was reported at 14:46:22 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/07/18 / 2018-07-28 20:46:22 / July 28, 2018 @ 8:46 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 145.58 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ggai. Id of event: us2000ggai. Exact location of earthquake, -88.6617° West, 13.4486° North, depth 145.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Unión, San Juan Opico, Santa Rosa de Lima (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 6 km WNW of San Agustin, El Salvador.
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