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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 6 km WNW of San Agustin, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.4486S, -88.6617WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Agustin in El Salvador. The temblor was reported at 14:46:22 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/07/18 / 2018-07-28 20:46:22 / July 28, 2018 @ 8:46 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 145.58 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ggai. Id of event: us2000ggai. Exact location of earthquake, -88.6617° West, 13.4486° North, depth 145.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Unión, San Juan Opico, Santa Rosa de Lima (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 6 km WNW of San Agustin, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.6617° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4486° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WNW of San Agustin, 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 2018-07-28 20:46:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-28 21:48:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 271 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 0.602 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 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 us2000ggai Id of event.
Event Code 2000ggai An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ggai, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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