A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:19:03 / 9:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 09:19:03 / August 16, 2020 @ 9:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -88.5361° West, 13.0642° North, depth 98.14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.14 km (61 miles). Unique identifier: us6000bfjy. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bfjy.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Alianza, Delgado, Zaragoza (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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