A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009ckp. Unique identifier: us70009ckp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.56 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 18:16:41 / May 8, 2020 @ 6:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:16:41 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -89.7267 West, latitude 13.1691 North, depth = 47.56 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tonacatepeque, Santa Ana, Santiago Nonualco. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 92 km (57 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 48 km SSE of Acajutla, El Salvador.
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