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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 7 km N of San Sebastian, El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.798S, -88.843WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Sebastian in El Salvador. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qz4. Id of event: us10004qz4. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:42:39 / 10:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 198.6 km (123 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -88.843° West, latitude 13.798° North, depth = 198.6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 04:42:39 / February 19, 2016 @ 4:42 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Rosa de Lima, San Alejo, Esquipulas (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 7 km N of San Sebastian, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.843° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.798° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 198.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km N of San Sebastian, 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 2016-02-19 04:42:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 05:02:29 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 385 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 0.393 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us10004qz4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004qz4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qz4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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