A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 104 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador (65 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -89.1616° West, 12.5506° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/19 / 2019-03-26 15:01:45 / March 26, 2019 @ 3:01 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:01:45 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jlsb. Id of event: us1000jlsb.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 104 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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