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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 96 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.3491S, -88.268WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 16:09:28 / February 23, 2016 @ 4:09 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:09:28 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004s2k. Id of event: us10004s2k. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -88.268° West, 12.3491° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chirilagua (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 96 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.268° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.3491° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km SSW of Intipuca, 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 2016-02-23 16:09:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-23 17:46:23 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 1.238 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us10004s2k Id of event.
Event Code 10004s2k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004s2k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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