A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Jiquilisco in El Salvador. Unique identifier: us100079zw. Ids that are associated to the event: us100079zw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.96 km (28 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 07:36:38 / November 15, 2016 @ 7:36 am. Exact location of event, longitude -88.9848 West, latitude 12.9619 North, depth = 44.96 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:36:38 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín, Chinameca, Ayutuxtepeque. Close 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 eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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