A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/15 / 2015-11-15 04:56:20 / November 15, 2015 @ 4:56 am. The temblor was reported at 22:56:20 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 52.29 km (32 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003yge. Unique identifier: us10003yge. Exact location of event, longitude -89.4766 West, latitude 13.1985 North, depth = 52.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suchitoto, Tacuba, Atiquizaya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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