A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -88.2787 West, latitude 12.8557 North, depth = 65.02 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/19 / 2019-01-29 22:52:51 / January 29, 2019 @ 10:52 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:52:51 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.02 km (40 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000irta. Unique identifier: us1000irta.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Francisco, Zacatecoluca, Santa Rosa de Lima (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Francisco (c. 16 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador.
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