A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador. The temblor was picked up at 02:11:25 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 02:11:25 / July 12, 2020 @ 2:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 61.57 km, -89.1139° West, 12.8291° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.57 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aqe4. Id of event: us7000aqe4.
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santo Tomás (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuevo Cuscatlán, San Marcos, Usulután (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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