A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -88.834° West, latitude 12.7576° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:55:53 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 20:55:53 / February 27, 2020 @ 8:55 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us600089kf. Unique identifier: us600089kf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 87 km (54 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), 89 km (55 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chirilagua, Santiago de María, Berlín. Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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