A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Exact location, longitude -88.5772° West, latitude 12.8467° North, depth = 66.54 km. The temblor was detected at 19:25:28 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007nue. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007nue. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66.54 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 01:25:28 / February 3, 2020 @ 1:25 am.
The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Alejo, San Vicente, El Rosario (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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