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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Intipuca in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.7169S, -88.1464WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.1464 West, latitude 12.7169 North, depth = 62.65 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.65 km (39 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/18 / 2018-01-07 08:55:30 / January 7, 2018 @ 8:55 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000c1nx. Unique identifier: us1000c1nx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:55:30 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Santa Rosa de Lima (c. 13 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guatajiagua, Santa Rosa de Lima, La Alianza (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 54 km S of Intipuca, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.1464° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7169° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km S of Intipuca, 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 2018-01-07 08:55:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-07 09:20:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3 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 1.07 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000c1nx Id of event.
Event Code 1000c1nx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000c1nx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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