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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near La Libertad in El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.852S, -89.4877WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Friday. Global time and date of event 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 16:08:31 / November 25, 2016 @ 4:08 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -89.4877° West, 12.852° North, depth 64.93 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007cbc. Unique identifier: us10007cbc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.93 km (40 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:08:31 / 10:08 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Tomás, San Marcos, Santa Tecla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (59 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlán (c. 33 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Santo Tomás (c. 14 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Zaragoza (c. 11 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 72 km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.4877° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.852° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km SSW of La Libertad, 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 16:08:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-25 16:25:43 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 312 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 0.866 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 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 us10007cbc Id of event.
Event Code 10007cbc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007cbc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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