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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near La Libertad in El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.7821S, -89.2589WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mf3. Id of event: us10007mf3. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 01:31:38 / December 24, 2016 @ 1:31 am. The temblor was detected at 19:31:38 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.2589 West, latitude 12.7821 North, depth = 35 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Marcos, Santo Tomás, Nuevo Cuscatlán. Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santo Tomás (c. 14 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zaragoza (c. 11 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago Nonualco (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.2589° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7821° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km S 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 2016-12-24 01:31:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-24 02:03:09 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 326 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 0.899 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us10007mf3 Id of event.
Event Code 10007mf3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mf3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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