A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. Exact location of event, longitude -90.1469 West, latitude 12.9586 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 04:20:30 / June 16, 2017 @ 4:20 am. The temblor was detected at 22:20:30 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009mx2. Id of event: us20009mx2.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acajutla. 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 seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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