A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:27:57 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.7004 West, latitude 12.5434 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 17:27:57 / January 21, 2016 @ 5:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004g4c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g4c.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Elena, El Tránsito, Chirilagua. The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 5 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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