A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. 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 84.83 km (53 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 14:16:46 / April 24, 2020 @ 2:16 pm. Exact location, longitude -89.4436° West, latitude 13.3598° North, depth = 84.83 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us700097fr. Unique identifier: us700097fr. The temblor was picked up at 08:16:46 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueva Concepción, Candelaria de La Frontera, Tacuba (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five 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 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: 19 km SW of La Libertad, El Salvador.
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