A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -88.7356° West, 13.1293° North, depth 76.38 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006ph7. Id of event: us70006ph7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.38 km (47 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:47:27 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 17:47:27 / December 21, 2019 @ 5:47 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guazapa, Suchitoto, San Francisco (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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