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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Chirilagua in El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.2901S, -88.0822WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.0822 West, latitude 13.2901 North, depth = 143.79 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 143.79 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004005. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004005. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:49:41 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 22:49:41 / October 27, 2015 @ 10:49 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín, El Rosario, Cojutepeque. Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from San Martín (c. 39 400 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 9 km NE of Chirilagua, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.0822° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 143.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NE 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 2015-10-27 22:49:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 23:06:52 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 416 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 1.095 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us20004005 Id of event.
Event Code 20004005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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