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Light earthquake 4 mag, offshore El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.0317S, -88.9052WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, offshore El Salvador kilometers (0 miles) from offshore El Salvador. Global time and date of event 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 07:32:19 / July 19, 2016 @ 7:32 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -88.9052° West, latitude 13.0317° North, depth = 55.88 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:32:19 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20006h2l. Event ids that are associated: us20006h2l. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.88 km (35 miles).

Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tonacatepeque, Ayutuxtepeque, Chirilagua (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: offshore El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.9052° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0317° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore 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 2016-07-19 07:32:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-31 12:50:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 246 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 0.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us20006h2l Id of event.
Event Code 20006h2l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006h2l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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