A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.85 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d2ev. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2ev. Global time and date of event 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 16:00:31 / January 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -89.604 West, latitude 13.1245 North, depth = 72.85 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:00:31 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacuba, Ahuachapán, Coatepeque (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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