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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.0023S, -88.7238WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. 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: us20005k9e. Unique identifier: us20005k9e. Exact location, longitude -88.7238° West, latitude 13.0023° North, depth = 61.52 km. The temblor was reported at 14:13:01 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 61.52 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 20:13:01 / April 20, 2016 @ 8:13 pm.

Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tonacatepeque, Santa Tecla, Cuscatancingo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 36 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7238° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0023° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SSW 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 2016-04-20 20:13:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-20 21:58:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 0.841 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 152 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 us20005k9e Id of event.
Event Code 20005k9e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005k9e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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