A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Sebastian in El Salvador. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qz4. Id of event: us10004qz4. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:42:39 / 10:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 198.6 km (123 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -88.843° West, latitude 13.798° North, depth = 198.6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 04:42:39 / February 19, 2016 @ 4:42 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Rosa de Lima, San Alejo, Esquipulas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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