A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Jucuaran in El Salvador on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006gf8. Unique identifier: us20006gf8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -88.3264° West, 12.857° North, depth 59.9 km. The temblor was reported at 14:36:55 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/16 / 2016-07-16 20:36:55 / July 16, 2016 @ 8:36 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.9 km (37 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zacatecoluca, Guatajiagua, Nueva Guadalupe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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