A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Exact location of event, longitude -88.7675 West, latitude 12.6677 North, depth = 46.07 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.07 km (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004spd. Id of event: us10004spd. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:12:47 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 20:12:47 / February 25, 2016 @ 8:12 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Rosario, Santiago Nonualco, Santiago de María. The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santiago Nonualco (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-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.
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