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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.0482S, -89.4918WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 23:38:58 / October 23, 2018 @ 11:38 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000hgcf. Event ids that are associated: us1000hgcf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.4918 West, latitude 13.0482 North, depth = 46.41 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:38:58 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.41 km (29 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cojutepeque, El Congo, San Juan Opico (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 52 km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.4918° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0482° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSW 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 2018-10-23 23:38:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-24 00:19:02 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 312 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 0.683 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 us1000hgcf Id of event.
Event Code 1000hgcf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hgcf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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