A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.6 km (44 miles). Exact location of event, depth 71.6 km, -88.2561° West, 12.7218° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20009yd9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009yd9. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:03:20 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 08:03:20 / July 20, 2017 @ 8:03 am.
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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