A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007qf8. Unique identifier: us70007qf8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/20 / 2020-02-14 20:16:29 / February 14, 2020 @ 8:16 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:16:29 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.36 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -88.4786° West, latitude 12.8076° North, depth = 67.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Apastepeque, Guatajiagua, San Vicente (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 53 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.
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