A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Global time and date of event 06/09/19 / 2019-09-06 13:28:22 / September 6, 2019 @ 1:28 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70005crr. Event ids that are associated: us70005crr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -88.7746° West, latitude 12.9339° North, depth = 55.98 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:28:22 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.98 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tonacatepeque, Cuscatancingo, Santa Tecla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days seventy 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 45 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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