A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 08:16:46 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/09/19 / 2019-09-10 14:16:46 / September 10, 2019 @ 2:16 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.71 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70005e4e. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005e4e. Exact location, longitude -88.8177° West, latitude 12.8897° North, depth = 56.71 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 97 km (61 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cuscatancingo, Santa Tecla, Delgado (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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