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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.0306S, -88.8159WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Monday. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:23:18 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.89 km (31 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -88.8159 West, latitude 13.0306 North, depth = 49.89 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 23:23:18 / April 2, 2018 @ 11:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000dcru. Event ids that are associated: us1000dcru.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Rosa de Lima, Ciudad Arce, Chalatenango (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 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 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.8159° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0306° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2018-04-02 23:23:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-02 23:46:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 50 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.38 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 561 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 0.767 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us1000dcru Id of event.
Event Code 1000dcru An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dcru, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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