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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.9208S, -88.6289WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Global time and date of event 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:02:36 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.6289 West, latitude 12.9208 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10006nsl. Event ids that are associated: us10006nsl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:02:36 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, San Alejo, Olocuilta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.6289° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9208° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km 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 2016-08-19 07:02:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-11 06:23:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 0.961 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us10006nsl Id of event.
Event Code 10006nsl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006nsl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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