A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/18 / 2018-12-28 02:20:09 / December 28, 2018 @ 2:20 am. The temblor was detected at 20:20:09 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -88.4073 West, latitude 12.4126 North, depth = 47.52 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iyh5. Unique identifier: us2000iyh5. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.52 km (30 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto El Triunfo, Chirilagua. Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 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 sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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