A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 14:11:12 / August 18, 2020 @ 2:11 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.2493 West, latitude 12.9317 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 14:11:12 / 2:11 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000bgjh. Event ids that are associated: us6000bgjh.
Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acajutla. Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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