A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.46 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.8323 West, latitude 12.6264 North, depth = 40.46 km. Unique identifier: us10004h1j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004h1j. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 09:59:26 / January 25, 2016 @ 9:59 am. The temblor was reported at 03:59:26 / 3:59 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 Zacatecoluca, El Tránsito, Santa Elena (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 5 900 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 78 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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