A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/19 / 2019-03-16 14:54:30 / March 16, 2019 @ 2:54 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110.22 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 110.22 km, -88.086° West, 12.952° North. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:54:30 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000jh2n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jh2n.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Barrios, Nacaome, San Lorenzo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 27 km S of Intipuca, El Salvador.
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