A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 23:38:58 / October 23, 2018 @ 11:38 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000hgcf. Event ids that are associated: us1000hgcf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.4918 West, latitude 13.0482 North, depth = 46.41 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:38:58 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.41 km (29 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cojutepeque, El Congo, San Juan Opico (min 5000 pop).
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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 52 km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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