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Major earthquake, 7 mag has occurred near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador



Earthquake location 11.9597S, -88.8355WA major earthquake with magnitude 7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 149 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador (93 miles). Event id: us10007c4w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oh5td3, pt16329050, us10007c4w. Exact location, longitude -88.8355° West, latitude 11.9597° North, depth = 10.34 km. 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 earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.34 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:43:48 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/11/16 / 2016-11-24 18:43:48 / November 24, 2016 @ 6:43 pm.

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

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.8355° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9597° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 149km 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 18:43:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-24 19:15:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 99 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.55 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 801 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 ,at,pt,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 1.759 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007c4w Id of event.
Event Code 10007c4w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oh5td3,pt16329050,us10007c4w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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