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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag has occurred near Acajutla in El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.9108S, -90.0562WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 10:41:26 / May 12, 2017 @ 10:41 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:41:26 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008rtu. Unique identifier: us10008rtu. Exact location of event, longitude -90.0562 West, latitude 12.9108 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 120 km (74 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlán (c. 33 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moyuta, Olocuilta, Atiquizaya.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.0562° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9108° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SSW of Acajutla, 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 2017-05-12 10:41:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-12 11:05:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.06 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 596 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 1.113 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us10008rtu Id of event.
Event Code 10008rtu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008rtu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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