A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -90.2433° West, latitude 13.1915° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:24:17 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/15 / 2015-07-20 01:24:17 / July 20, 2015 @ 1:24 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20002yl6. Unique identifier: us20002yl6.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahuachapán, Juayúa, Izalco (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Juayúa (c. 9 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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