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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 4 km SSW of Chinameca, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.4636S, -88.3658WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Chinameca in El Salvador on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000jb2y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jb2y. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 180.61 km (112 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/19 / 2019-01-31 04:40:30 / January 31, 2019 @ 4:40 am. Exact location of event, longitude -88.3658 West, latitude 13.4636 North, depth = 180.61 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:40:30 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quezaltepeque, Aguilares, La Libertad (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km SSW of Chinameca, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.3658° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4636° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 180.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSW of Chinameca, 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 2019-01-31 04:40:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-31 04:51:00 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 416 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 1.214 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us2000jb2y Id of event.
Event Code 2000jb2y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jb2y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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