A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Intipucá in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.18 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 69.18 km, -88.0808° West, 12.6276° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:50:27 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 18:50:27 / May 12, 2020 @ 6:50 pm. Id of earthquake: us70009kvc. Event ids that are associated: us70009kvc.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Elena, San Alejo, Usulután (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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