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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.4126S, -88.4073WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/18 / 2018-12-28 02:20:09 / December 28, 2018 @ 2:20 am. The temblor was detected at 20:20:09 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -88.4073 West, latitude 12.4126 North, depth = 47.52 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iyh5. Unique identifier: us2000iyh5. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.52 km (30 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto El Triunfo, Chirilagua. Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 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 sixty-three 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.4073° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km SSW of Chirilagua, 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 2018-12-28 02:20:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-28 02:39:25 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 354 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 1.354 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us2000iyh5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000iyh5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iyh5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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