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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near La Libertad in El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.27S, -89.6WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:27:56 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jdq. Id of event: us20005jdq. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.6 West, latitude 13.27 North, depth = 60 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 23:27:56 / April 14, 2016 @ 11:27 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguilares, Cojutepeque, Zacatecoluca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-eight 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.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km SW of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.6° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.27° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SW of La Libertad, 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 2016-04-14 23:27:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-18 21:27:15 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 259 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005jdq Id of event.
Event Code 20005jdq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jdq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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