A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -89.0789° West, 13.3257° North, depth 69.06 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/16 / 2016-03-23 01:12:47 / March 23, 2016 @ 1:12 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20005bxt. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bxt. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:12:47 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.06 km (43 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Concepción, Juayúa, Santa Ana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km SSW of El Rosario, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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