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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 76 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.5911S, -88.4876WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.4876 West, latitude 12.5911 North, depth = 53.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004tl3. Unique identifier: us10004tl3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.29 km (33 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:07:55 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 15:07:55 / February 29, 2016 @ 3:07 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael Oriente, Santa Elena, El Tránsito (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, 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 -88.4876° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km 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 2016-02-29 15:07:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-29 17:04:07 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 1.308 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us10004tl3 Id of event.
Event Code 10004tl3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004tl3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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