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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Intipuca in El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.6478S, -88.1733WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. Exact location of event, longitude -88.1733 West, latitude 12.6478 North, depth = 56.93 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uq7. Id of event: us20008uq7. The temblor was reported at 18:20:01 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.93 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 00:20:01 / March 26, 2017 @ 12:20 am.

The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel, San Alejo, Jiquilisco (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 four and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 62 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.1733° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6478° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km SSW of Intipuca, 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 2017-03-26 00:20:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-26 00:34:51 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 284 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 1.097 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us20008uq7 Id of event.
Event Code 20008uq7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uq7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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