A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 08:55:25 / October 21, 2019 @ 8:55 am. Event id: us70005wmf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005wmf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:55:25 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.2742 West, latitude 13.1678 North, depth = 35 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahuachapán, Juayúa, Izalco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Juayúa (c. 9 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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