A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 15:40:52 / January 15, 2019 @ 3:40 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:40:52 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.9115 West, latitude 12.8579 North, depth = 87.2 km. Unique identifier: us2000jb8k. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jb8k. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 87.2 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Choluteca, Santiago de María, Corinto (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SSE of Intipuca, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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