A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 12:29:22 / January 16, 2017 @ 12:29 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.5855 West, latitude 12.867 North, depth = 60.14 km. Unique identifier: us10007tig. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007tig. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:29:22 / 6:29 am (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 60.14 km (37 miles).
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Unión, San Alejo, Apastepeque (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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