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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.4956S, -89.2334WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 110 kilometers (68 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -89.2334° West, latitude 12.4956° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000jlpq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jlpq. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:01:48 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/19 / 2019-03-26 12:01:48 / March 26, 2019 @ 12:01 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Rosario, La Libertad (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from El Rosario (c. 5 600 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 110 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.2334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 110km S 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 2019-03-26 12:01:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-26 12:20:24 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 3.449 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 482 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 1.896 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000jlpq Id of event.
Event Code 1000jlpq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jlpq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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