A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Chinameca in El Salvador on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -88.3321° West, latitude 13.4894° North, depth = 203.22 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 11:03:39 / May 5, 2020 @ 11:03 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:03:39 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 203.22 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70009acp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009acp.
The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Apopa, San Lorenzo, Cuscatancingo (min 5000 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km ESE of Chinameca, El Salvador.
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