A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005k9e. Unique identifier: us20005k9e. Exact location, longitude -88.7238° West, latitude 13.0023° North, depth = 61.52 km. The temblor was reported at 14:13:01 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 61.52 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 20:13:01 / April 20, 2016 @ 8:13 pm.
Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tonacatepeque, Santa Tecla, Cuscatancingo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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