A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from San Francisco Menéndez in El Salvador. The epicenter was at a depth of 62.13 km (39 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.1327° West, 13.6273° North, depth 62.13 km. Unique identifier: us6000c76r. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c76r. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/10/20 / 2020-10-10 00:59:08 / October 10, 2020 @ 12:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:59:08 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Tecla, Zaragoza, Asunción Mita. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Jutiapa (c. 34 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 27 km SSW of San Francisco Menéndez, El Salvador.
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