A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.79 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -90.0429° West, 13.8238° North, depth 104.79 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 02:51:05 / December 23, 2019 @ 2:51 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:51:05 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70006q18. Event ids that are associated: us70006q18.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San José Pinula (c. 47 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mejicanos, Villa Canales, San José Pinula.
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SW of San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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