A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 16:09:28 / February 23, 2016 @ 4:09 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:09:28 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004s2k. Id of event: us10004s2k. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -88.268° West, 12.3491° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chirilagua (min 5000 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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 96 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador.
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