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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, offshore El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.325S, -89.529WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes offshore El Salvador kilometers (0 miles) from offshore El Salvador on Monday. The temblor was reported at 08:25:54 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.98 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -89.529 West, latitude 13.325 North, depth = 72.98 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/18 / 2018-03-26 08:25:54 / March 26, 2018 @ 8:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d92t. Id of event: us1000d92t.

Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Concepción, Apastepeque, Candelaria de La Frontera.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 sixty 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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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 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: offshore El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.529° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.325° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore 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 2018-03-26 08:25:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-26 15:16:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 298 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 0.461 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us1000d92t Id of event.
Event Code 1000d92t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d92t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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