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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.3173S, -88.0681WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, -88.0681° West, 13.3173° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 17:43:41 / May 6, 2018 @ 5:43 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dzfb. Unique identifier: us1000dzfb. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:43:41 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Choluteca, San Sebastián, Marcala (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km NE of Chirilagua, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.0681° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3173° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NE of Chirilagua, 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 2018-05-06 17:43:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-06 19:38:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 312 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 1.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 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 us1000dzfb Id of event.
Event Code 1000dzfb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dzfb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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