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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 83 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.5434S, -88.7004WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:27:57 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.7004 West, latitude 12.5434 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 17:27:57 / January 21, 2016 @ 5:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004g4c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g4c.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Elena, El Tránsito, Chirilagua. The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 5 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 83 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7004° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km S 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 2016-01-21 17:27:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-12 00:10:02 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 340 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 1.618 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 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 us10004g4c Id of event.
Event Code 10004g4c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004g4c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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