A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 14:08:01 / May 8, 2020 @ 2:08 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -88.6664 West, latitude 13.112 North, depth = 81.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:08:01 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009cdh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009cdh. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.57 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Unión, Mejicanos, Ayutuxtepeque (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel it?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 22 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.