A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 03:35:22 / January 2, 2020 @ 3:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.99 km (37 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:35:22 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -88.1976° West, 12.5692° North, depth 59.99 km. Event id: us70006tej. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006tej. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Elena, La Unión, Jiquilisco. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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