A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Candelaria de La Frontera in El Salvador. The temblor was picked up at 07:05:04 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.12 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 13:05:04 / August 29, 2016 @ 1:05 pm. Unique identifier: us20006v1e. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006v1e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -89.6436° West, latitude 14.0827° North, depth = 12.12 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago Nonualco, San José Pinula, Guastatoya (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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