A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Jiquilisco in El Salvador on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 23:03:36 / December 25, 2016 @ 11:03 pm. 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 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007nuz. Unique identifier: us10007nuz. The temblor was reported at 17:03:36 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -89.03° West, 12.88° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuevo Cuscatlán, San Marcos, Berlín (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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