A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000cpab. Event ids that are associated: us7000cpab. Global time and date of event 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 22:39:03 / December 8, 2020 @ 10:39 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -90.2655° West, 13.0177° North, depth 47.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.75 km (30 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:39:03 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acajutla (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 79 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador.
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