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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 42 km SSW of Jucuaran, El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.8901S, -88.3864WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jucuaran in El Salvador on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/05/18 / 2018-05-26 19:16:06 / May 26, 2018 @ 7:16 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:16:06 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ecse. Unique identifier: us1000ecse. Exact location of event, longitude -88.3864 West, latitude 12.8901 North, depth = 72.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.24 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Vicente, Santiago Nonualco, Guatajiagua. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 42 km SSW of Jucuaran, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.3864° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SSW of Jucuaran, 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 2018-05-26 19:16:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-26 21:51:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 1.317 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us1000ecse Id of event.
Event Code 1000ecse An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ecse, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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