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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near offshore El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.8521S, -90.1886WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, offshore El Salvador kilometers (0 miles) from offshore El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -90.1886° West, 12.8521° North. Global time and date of event 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 23:33:16 / May 13, 2017 @ 11:33 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008s9e. Unique identifier: us10008s9e. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:33:16 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acajutla.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: offshore El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.1886° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8521° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore 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 2017-05-13 23:33:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-13 23:53:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us10008s9e Id of event.
Event Code 10008s9e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008s9e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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