A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Intipucá in El Salvador. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 03:25:12 / August 12, 2020 @ 3:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -88.2271 West, latitude 12.7053 North, depth = 53.78 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bd3b. Unique identifier: us6000bd3b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:25:12 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.78 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa. The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 57 km SSW of Intipucá, El Salvador.
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