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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 78 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.6264S, -88.8323WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.46 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.8323 West, latitude 12.6264 North, depth = 40.46 km. Unique identifier: us10004h1j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004h1j. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 09:59:26 / January 25, 2016 @ 9:59 am. The temblor was reported at 03:59:26 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zacatecoluca, El Tránsito, Santa Elena (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 5 900 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.8323° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6264° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km SSW 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 2016-01-25 09:59:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 11:37:46 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 1.123 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us10004h1j Id of event.
Event Code 10004h1j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004h1j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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