A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 17:29:16 / February 1, 2021 @ 5:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.37 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -88.3242 West, latitude 12.7679 North, depth = 52.37 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:29:16 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000ddqe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddqe.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueva Guadalupe, Berlín, Jucuapa (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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.
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