A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mf3. Id of event: us10007mf3. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 01:31:38 / December 24, 2016 @ 1:31 am. The temblor was detected at 19:31:38 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.2589 West, latitude 12.7821 North, depth = 35 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Marcos, Santo Tomás, Nuevo Cuscatlán. Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santo Tomás (c. 14 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zaragoza (c. 11 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago Nonualco (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby 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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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 quakes in the world each year.
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