A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -88.2021° West, 12.7642° North, depth 56.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gd4c. Id of event: us1000gd4c. The temblor was reported at 01:20:57 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 07:20:57 / August 19, 2018 @ 7:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.18 km (35 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa. Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 50 km S of Chirilagua, El Salvador.
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