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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Intipuca in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.8579S, -87.9115WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 15:40:52 / January 15, 2019 @ 3:40 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:40:52 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.9115 West, latitude 12.8579 North, depth = 87.2 km. Unique identifier: us2000jb8k. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jb8k. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 87.2 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Choluteca, Santiago de María, Corinto (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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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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: 40 km SSE of Intipuca, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.9115° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8579° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SSE of Intipuca, 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 2019-01-15 15:40:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-31 20:39:50 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 0.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us2000jb8k Id of event.
Event Code 2000jb8k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jb8k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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