A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 21:59:47 / August 17, 2020 @ 9:59 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:59:47 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bg96. Id of event: us6000bg96. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.19 km (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.1382° West, 13.4182° North, depth 50.19 km.
Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto San José, Oratorio, Santa Ana (min 5000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 38 km WSW of Acajutla, El Salvador.
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