A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003ttc. Id of event: us70003ttc. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:00:02 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90.38 km (56 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, longitude -89.4489 West, latitude 13.5543 North, depth = 90.38 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/05/19 / 2019-05-25 22:00:02 / May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jalpatagua, Moyuta, Metapán. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 15 km WNW of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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