A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000heup. Event ids that are associated: us1000heup. Global time and date of event 20/10/18 / 2018-10-20 03:57:58 / October 20, 2018 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -89.1299° West, latitude 12.6581° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:57:58 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from El Rosario (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Libertad, Jiquilisco, El Rosario.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 93 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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