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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Acajutla in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.4896S, -90.0916WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 05:44:18 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.0916 West, latitude 13.4896 North, depth = 56.88 km. Global time and date of event 28/10/18 / 2018-10-28 11:44:18 / October 28, 2018 @ 11:44 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.88 km (35 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hi7i. Id of event: us1000hi7i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antiguo Cuscatlán, Puerto San José, Jutiapa. Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Jutiapa (c. 34 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlán (c. 33 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 30 km WSW of Acajutla, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.0916° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4896° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km WSW of Acajutla, 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 2018-10-28 11:44:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-28 12:49:20 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 284 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 0.859 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 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 us1000hi7i Id of event.
Event Code 1000hi7i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hi7i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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