A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador. The temblor was picked up at 21:00:57 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 73.43 km, -89.0906° West, 13.2142° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 73.43 km (46 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 03:00:57 / March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 am. Event id: us70008i2p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008i2p.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chalatenango, Coatepeque, Acajutla (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 32 km SSW of El Rosario, El Salvador.
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