A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador on Sunday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:29:05 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007lz9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007lz9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.54 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 08:29:05 / February 9, 2020 @ 8:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -89.1005° West, latitude 13.1747° North, depth = 68.54 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chirilagua, Santa Ana, Juayúa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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