A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 07:38:00 / 7:38 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006fit. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006fit. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.9 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/19 / 2019-12-03 13:38:00 / December 3, 2019 @ 1:38 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.5526 West, latitude 12.769 North, depth = 59.9 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Vicente, La Unión, San Alejo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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