A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Conchagua in El Salvador on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 10:12:28 / September 12, 2018 @ 10:12 am. Unique identifier: us2000hdd3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hdd3. Exact location of event, longitude -87.7906 West, latitude 13.1029 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:12:28 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop). Close 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Realejo, Berlín, Ciudad Barrios (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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