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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near offshore El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.9514S, -90.0913WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, offshore El Salvador kilometers (0 miles) from offshore El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, -90.0913° West, 12.9514° North, depth 44.74 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:29:06 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 04:29:06 / May 14, 2017 @ 4:29 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.74 km (28 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008sau. Unique identifier: us10008sau.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Nearby 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 Sonzacate, Sonsonate, San Antonio del Monte.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.0913° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9514° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.74 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 2017-05-14 04:29:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-14 04:47:57 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 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 1.111 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us10008sau Id of event.
Event Code 10008sau An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008sau, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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