A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:48:10 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hcx3. Id of event: us1000hcx3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.68 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 19:48:10 / October 10, 2018 @ 7:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -88.2545 West, latitude 12.902 North, depth = 57.68 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Francisco (c. 16 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Francisco, Santa Rosa de Lima, La Alianza (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 37 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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