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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.6822S, -88.8896WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:22:11 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.33 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007cdj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cdj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 21:22:11 / November 25, 2016 @ 9:22 pm. Exact location, longitude -88.8896° West, latitude 12.6822° North, depth = 54.33 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Tránsito, Santa Elena, Santiago Nonualco (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santiago Nonualco (c. 9 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop).

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

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.8896° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6822° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km 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 2016-11-25 21:22:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-25 22:10:22 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 298 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 1.052 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 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 us10007cdj Id of event.
Event Code 10007cdj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007cdj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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