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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 48 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador



Earthquake location 12.8438S, -88.521WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Exact location of event, longitude -88.521 West, latitude 12.8438 North, depth = 56.07 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:14:18 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.07 km (35 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/11/17 / 2017-11-26 14:14:18 / November 26, 2017 @ 2:14 pm. Unique identifier: us2000buht. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000buht.

Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guatajiagua, Apastepeque, San Vicente.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.521° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8438° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km S of Puerto El Triunfo, 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 2017-11-26 14:14:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-26 14:41:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 355 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 1.086 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us2000buht Id of event.
Event Code 2000buht An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000buht, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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