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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.0411S, -88.7773WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.51 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000bupw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bupw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 66.51 km, -88.7773° West, 13.0411° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/11/17 / 2017-11-27 02:56:59 / November 27, 2017 @ 2:56 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:56:59 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sensuntepeque, Ayutuxtepeque, Mejicanos (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 36 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7773° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0411° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SW 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 2017-11-27 02:56:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-27 04:29:19 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 271 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 0.779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us2000bupw Id of event.
Event Code 2000bupw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bupw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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