A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tacuba in El Salvador on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.14 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20004wai. Event ids that are associated: us20004wai. Exact location of event, depth 132.14 km, -89.9737° West, 13.9071° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 16:45:29 / February 1, 2016 @ 4:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:45:29 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilopango, Palín, Santo Tomás (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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