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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Acajutla in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.3634S, -89.9166WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.26 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:44:54 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -89.9166° West, 13.3634° North, depth 30.26 km. Event id: us20006gc1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006gc1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/06/16 / 2016-06-30 08:44:54 / June 30, 2016 @ 8:44 am.

Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ayutuxtepeque, Jalpatagua, Quezaltepeque.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.9166° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3634° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SSW of Acajutla, 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 2016-06-30 08:44:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-21 05:41:46 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 234 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 0.739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us20006gc1 Id of event.
Event Code 20006gc1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006gc1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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