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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 5 km E of Santiago de Maria, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.4792S, -88.4119WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santiago de Maria in El Salvador on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 193.15 km, -88.4119° West, 13.4792° North. The temblor was picked up at 01:11:48 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000g060. Unique identifier: us2000g060. Global time and date of event 09/07/18 / 2018-07-09 07:11:48 / July 9, 2018 @ 7:11 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 193.15 km (120 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguilares, La Libertad, Intibucá (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km E of Santiago de Maria, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.4119° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4792° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 193.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km E of Santiago de Maria, 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 2018-07-09 07:11:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-09 07:43:16 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 340 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 0.823 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us2000g060 Id of event.
Event Code 2000g060 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g060, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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