A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:08:09 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 20:08:09 / December 20, 2016 @ 8:08 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.01 km (17 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007liz. Event ids that are associated: us10007liz. Exact location of event, depth 27.01 km, -89.7505° West, 12.9532° North.
Epicenter of the event was 102 km (63 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlán (c. 33 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción de Ataco, San Salvador, Santo Tomás (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
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 fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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