A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.8011 West, latitude 12.8496 North, depth = 35.68 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.68 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600063lq. Id of event: us600063lq. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:17:15 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/10/19 / 2019-10-27 14:17:15 / October 27, 2019 @ 2:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Libertad, Acajutla.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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