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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Tacuba in El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.9071S, -89.9737WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tacuba in El Salvador on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.14 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20004wai. Event ids that are associated: us20004wai. Exact location of event, depth 132.14 km, -89.9737° West, 13.9071° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 16:45:29 / February 1, 2016 @ 4:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:45:29 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilopango, Palín, Santo Tomás (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km W of Tacuba, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.9737° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9071° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km W of Tacuba, 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 2016-02-01 16:45:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-01 18:30:20 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 312 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 0.769 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us20004wai Id of event.
Event Code 20004wai An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wai, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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