A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Jucuarán in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:47:40 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 91.57 km, -88.4204° West, 12.9485° North. Id of earthquake: us6000dg5d. Event ids that are associated: us6000dg5d. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/21 / 2021-02-10 08:47:40 / February 10, 2021 @ 8:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.57 km (57 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Olocuilta, Cojutepeque, San Sebastián.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 38 km SSW of Jucuarán, El Salvador.
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