A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 10/10/19 / 2019-10-10 22:05:35 / October 10, 2019 @ 10:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -89.8972° West, 12.9337° North, depth 35 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:05:35 / 4:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70005t8w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005t8w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Izalco, Sonzacate, Sonsonate (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 five and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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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