A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 75.02 km, -89.327° West, 13.4355° North. The temblor was picked up at 04:04:25 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75.02 km (47 miles). Event id: us7000d10y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d10y. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 04:04:25 / January 18, 2021 @ 4:04 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago de María, Sensuntepeque, Berlín (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop).
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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: 5 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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