A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/19 / 2019-09-20 12:16:43 / September 20, 2019 @ 12:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:16:43 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60005lba. Unique identifier: us60005lba. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.325 West, latitude 12.419 North, depth = 35 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chirilagua (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 90 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador.
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