A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Amapala in Honduras. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 175.91 km (109 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -87.727 West, latitude 13.304 North, depth = 175.91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g9n5. Id of event: us1000g9n5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 14:19:36 / August 15, 2018 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:19:36 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marcala, Chinandega, El Viejo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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