A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006mu7. Id of event: us60006mu7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/19 / 2019-12-06 05:01:36 / December 6, 2019 @ 5:01 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.94 km (45 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:01:36 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 72.94 km, -89.5032° West, 13.1818° North.
Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguilares, Atiquizaya, Tacuba.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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