A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.3 km (36 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:09:43 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b3ia. Unique identifier: us6000b3ia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.9619 West, latitude 12.787 North, depth = 58.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 19:09:43 / July 20, 2020 @ 7:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berlín, Rosario de Mora, El Tránsito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santiago Nonualco (c. 9 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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