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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.8991S, -89.4496WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000jjje. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jjje. The temblor was reported at 16:32:44 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.4496 West, latitude 12.8991 North, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/19 / 2019-03-20 22:32:44 / March 20, 2019 @ 10:32 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Salvador, Zacatecoluca, Santo Tomás. Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlán (c. 33 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.4496° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SSW of La Libertad, 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 2019-03-20 22:32:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-20 23:03:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 285 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 1.493 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us1000jjje Id of event.
Event Code 1000jjje An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jjje, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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