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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.8557S, -88.2787WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -88.2787 West, latitude 12.8557 North, depth = 65.02 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/19 / 2019-01-29 22:52:51 / January 29, 2019 @ 10:52 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:52:51 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.02 km (40 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000irta. Unique identifier: us1000irta.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Francisco, Zacatecoluca, Santa Rosa de Lima (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Francisco (c. 16 200 pop).

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 sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 43 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.2787° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8557° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2019-01-29 22:52:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-29 23:11:09 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 1.209 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us1000irta Id of event.
Event Code 1000irta An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000irta, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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