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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.4289S, -89.2808WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. The epicenter was at a depth of 76.14 km (47 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -89.2808 West, latitude 13.4289 North, depth = 76.14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 11:54:14 / May 22, 2018 @ 11:54 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e9vk. Id of event: us1000e9vk. The temblor was picked up at 05:54:14 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Usulután, Santiago de María, Tacuba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 7 km SE of La Libertad, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.2808° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4289° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SE of La Libertad, 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 2018-05-22 11:54:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-22 13:35:52 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 4.3 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 272 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 2.048 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us1000e9vk Id of event.
Event Code 1000e9vk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e9vk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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