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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 12 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.0953S, -88.0986WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 19:02:22 / May 6, 2018 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:02:22 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.0986 West, latitude 13.0953 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000dzgr. Event ids that are associated: us1000dzgr.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cojutepeque, El Viejo, El Rosario. Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.0986° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0953° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSW 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 2018-05-06 19:02:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-06 19:34:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.1 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 487 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 1.096 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us1000dzgr Id of event.
Event Code 1000dzgr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dzgr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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