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Light earthquake: M4 quake strikes near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.901S, -88.537WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (mg/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The temblor was reported at 09:56:34 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 49.3 km (31 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-22 03:56:34 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -88.537 West, latitude 12.901 North, depth 49.3 km.

Close countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Unión, Apastepeque, San Vicente.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.537° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-22 03:56:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-23 06:11:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources us A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000tij3 Id of event.
Event Code c000tij3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000tij3 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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