A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.52 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 58.52 km, -89.5151° West, 13.1226° North. Id of earthquake: us70003lye. Event ids that are associated: us70003lye. The temblor was picked up at 19:14:01 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 01:14:01 / May 16, 2019 @ 1:14 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guazapa, Cojutepeque, Concepción de Ataco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-one 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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