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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near El Rosario in El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.2744S, -89.104WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 11:01:27 / October 2, 2015 @ 11:01 am. Event id: us10003jr1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jr1. Exact location, longitude -89.104° West, latitude 13.2744° North, depth = 65.4 km. The temblor was reported at 05:01:27 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.4 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nahuizalco, Nueva Guadalupe, Chalatenango. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop).

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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km SSW of El Rosario, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.104° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2744° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SSW of El Rosario, 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 2015-10-02 11:01:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 12:14:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 285 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 0.428 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us10003jr1 Id of event.
Event Code 10003jr1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jr1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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