A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.8666 West, latitude 13.2408 North, depth = 53.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000gb0m. Event ids that are associated: us1000gb0m. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.77 km (33 miles). Global time and date of event 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 00:03:39 / August 17, 2018 @ 12:03 am UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:03:39 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Delgado, Cuscatancingo, Quezaltepeque (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.
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