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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.5297S, -89.2736WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 106 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador (66 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:25:42 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.94 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000kcll. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000kcll. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.2736 West, latitude 12.5297 North, depth = 41.94 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/19 / 2019-04-08 22:25:42 / April 8, 2019 @ 10:25 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 106 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 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.2736° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5297° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km 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 2019-04-08 22:25:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-08 22:45:46 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 385 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 1.86 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 132 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 us2000kcll Id of event.
Event Code 2000kcll An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000kcll, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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