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Light earthquake 4 mag, 35 km S of El Rosario, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.1821S, -89.0596WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador on Tuesday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:00:37 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 00:00:37 / March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.13 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d6ym. Unique identifier: us1000d6ym. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.0596 West, latitude 13.1821 North, depth = 51.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sensuntepeque, Aguilares, Nueva Guadalupe (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 35 km S of El Rosario, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.0596° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.1821° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km S of El Rosario, 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 2018-03-21 00:00:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-21 00:38:17 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 2.7 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 247 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 0.528 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 us1000d6ym Id of event.
Event Code 1000d6ym An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d6ym, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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