A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us20004x26. Event ids that are associated: us20004x26. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90.52 km (56 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:48:02 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 20:48:02 / January 31, 2016 @ 8:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.5174 West, latitude 13.3994 North, depth = 90.52 km.
The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueva Concepción, Apastepeque, San Sebastián. Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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