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Major earthquake 7.2 mag, 153 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador

Earthquake location 11.945S, -88.911WA major earthquake magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) strikes 153 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador (95 miles) on Thursday. Global time and date of event 24/11/16 / 2016-11-24 18:43:53 / November 24, 2016 @ 6:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: at00oh5td3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oh5td3, pt16329050. Exact location of earthquake, -88.911° West, 11.945° North, depth 33 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 7.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:43:53 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 153 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.911° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.945° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 153km 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 2016-11-24 18:43:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-24 18:57:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 1 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 803 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 166 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111.599991072 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00oh5td3 Id of event.
Event Code 00oh5td3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oh5td3,pt16329050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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