A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The temblor was picked up at 10:00:05 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 16:00:05 / January 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006xke. Unique identifier: us70006xke. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.27 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -88.6969° West, latitude 12.7082° North, depth = 54.27 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Miguel, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 65 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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