A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:16:44 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -89.4794 West, latitude 13.4845 North, depth = 116.91 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 116.91 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 18:16:44 / March 18, 2020 @ 6:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008gyy. Event ids that are associated: us70008gyy.
Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moyuta, Chalatenango, Atescatempa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 48 km (30 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 17 km W of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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