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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.5362S, -88.647WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Id of earthquake: us700058t2. Event ids that are associated: us700058t2. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.18 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -88.647° West, 12.5362° North, depth 46.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:58:58 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/19 / 2019-08-27 15:58:58 / August 27, 2019 @ 3:58 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 5 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael Oriente, Santa Elena, El Tránsito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.647° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5362° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km S of Puerto El Triunfo, 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 2019-08-27 15:58:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-27 16:23:59 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 340 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 1.595 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us700058t2 Id of event.
Event Code 700058t2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700058t2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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