A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -89.5829 West, latitude 13.3189 North, depth = 64.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 10:12:10 / February 6, 2016 @ 10:12 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:12:10 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yb8. Id of event: us20004yb8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.22 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atescatempa, Moyuta, Nueva Concepción (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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