A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 20:42:52 / September 23, 2020 @ 8:42 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:42:52 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -90.081° West, 13.0288° North. 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: us6000c09c. Id of event: us6000c09c. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Juayúa (c. 9 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juayúa, Concepción de Ataco, La Libertad.
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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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