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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Tacuba in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.9876S, -89.9176WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tacuba in El Salvador. Global time and date of event 14/08/16 / 2016-08-14 05:13:03 / August 14, 2016 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -89.9176 West, latitude 13.9876 North, depth = 140 km. Event id: us10006dq1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006dq1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:13:03 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Escuintla, Chiquimula, Olocuilta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km N of Tacuba, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.9176° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9876° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km N of Tacuba, 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 2016-08-14 05:13:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-14 05:34:07 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 354 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 0.73 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 122 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 us10006dq1 Id of event.
Event Code 10006dq1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006dq1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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