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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Chirilagua in El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.7218S, -88.2561WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.6 km (44 miles). Exact location of event, depth 71.6 km, -88.2561° West, 12.7218° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20009yd9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009yd9. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:03:20 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 08:03:20 / July 20, 2017 @ 8:03 am.

Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa.

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.2561° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7218° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SSW of Chirilagua, 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 2017-07-20 08:03:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-20 08:25:09 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 340 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 1.177 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 164 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 us20009yd9 Id of event.
Event Code 20009yd9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009yd9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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