A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Jiquilisco in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -88.8203 West, latitude 13.1232 North, depth = 72.4 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:08:44 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004tqy. Unique identifier: us10004tqy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/16 / 2016-03-01 01:08:44 / March 1, 2016 @ 1:08 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.4 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Arce, San Juan Opico, Chalatenango (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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