A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.1882 West, latitude 12.6541 North, depth = 81.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:02:37 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.65 km (51 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/20 / 2020-04-09 07:02:37 / April 9, 2020 @ 7:02 am. Unique identifier: us70008s8l. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008s8l.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel, San Alejo, Jiquilisco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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