A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, offshore El Salvador kilometers (0 miles) from offshore El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:29:04 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -89.9762° West, 13.0407° North, depth 59.94 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.94 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008s65. Id of event: us10008s65. Global time and date of event 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 13:29:04 / May 13, 2017 @ 1:29 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Armenia (c. 15 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Zaragoza (c. 11 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zaragoza, Tacuba, Armenia (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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