A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Intipucá in El Salvador on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.67 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 19:32:39 / August 17, 2020 @ 7:32 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:32:39 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000bg5k. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bg5k. Exact location of event, depth 66.67 km, -88.1243° West, 12.6645° North.
Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Jucuapa (c. 10 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monjarás, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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