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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.6287S, -88.2499WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 58.57 km, -88.2499° West, 12.6287° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003h26. Unique identifier: us20003h26. The temblor was picked up at 01:06:10 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 58.57 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/15 / 2015-09-07 07:06:10 / September 7, 2015 @ 7:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago de María, Chinameca, San Miguel (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 66 km S of Chirilagua, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.2499° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6287° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km S of Chirilagua, 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 2015-09-07 07:06:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-07 07:25:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 326 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 1.173 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us20003h26 Id of event.
Event Code 20003h26 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003h26, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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