A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.27 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/18 / 2018-10-07 00:26:43 / October 7, 2018 @ 12:26 am. Exact location, longitude -88.2859° West, latitude 12.5648° North, depth = 54.27 km. The temblor was reported at 18:26:43 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h8au. Id of event: us1000h8au.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel, San Alejo, La Unión (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 103 km (64 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 74 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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