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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 40 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.9202S, -88.563WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/08/15 / 2015-08-11 23:33:39 / August 11, 2015 @ 11:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 55.28 km, -88.563° West, 12.9202° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.28 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100031t2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100031t2. The temblor was detected at 17:33:39 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guatajiagua, La Unión, Apastepeque. Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.563° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9202° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2015-08-11 23:33:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-13 04:15:34 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 271 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 1.002 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100031t2 Id of event.
Event Code 100031t2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100031t2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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