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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Acajutla in El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.8809S, -90.1699WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008sng. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sng. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:03:48 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 04:03:48 / May 16, 2017 @ 4:03 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -90.1699 West, latitude 12.8809 North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sonsonate, San Antonio del Monte, Acajutla. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.1699° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8809° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km 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 2017-05-16 04:03:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-16 04:34:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 401 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 3.051 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us10008sng Id of event.
Event Code 10008sng An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008sng, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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