A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -89.0841° West, 12.9997° North, depth 79.39 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j8cp. Unique identifier: us2000j8cp. The temblor was picked up at 10:20:02 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.39 km (49 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/19 / 2019-01-24 16:20:02 / January 24, 2019 @ 4:20 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guazapa, Chinameca, Jucuapa (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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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