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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag strikes near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.069S, -89.372WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/19 / 2019-05-30 09:03:28 / May 30, 2019 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19150000. Id of event: pt19150000. Exact location, longitude -89.372° West, latitude 13.069° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:28 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near La Libertad in El Salvador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chirilagua, Moyuta, Atescatempa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.372° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.069° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km 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 2019-05-30 09:03:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-30 09:08:57 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 1 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 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169.199986464 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt19150000 Id of event.
Event Code 19150000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19150000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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