A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. Global time and date of event 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 13:32:57 / February 2, 2016 @ 1:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -89.7994° West, 12.9026° North. Event id: us20004wjv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wjv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:32:57 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Zaragoza (c. 11 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nahuizalco, Izalco, Zaragoza.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 76 km S of Acajutla, El Salvador.
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