A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Sesori in El Salvador on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -88.4899° West, latitude 13.7088° North, depth = 9.98 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.98 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100030ix. Id of event: us100030ix. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/15 / 2015-08-09 07:05:58 / August 9, 2015 @ 7:05 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:05:58 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan Opico, La Libertad, San Marcos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 74 km (46 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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