A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/18 / 2018-12-28 02:51:15 / December 28, 2018 @ 2:51 am. Exact location of earthquake, -88.394° West, 12.4189° North, depth 46.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.75 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000iyhg. Event ids that are associated: us2000iyhg. The temblor was picked up at 20:51:15 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto El Triunfo, Chirilagua (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop). 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 92 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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