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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.5345S, -88.3045WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/10/19 / 2019-10-25 15:02:18 / October 25, 2019 @ 3:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 72.99 km, -88.3045° West, 12.5345° North. Event id: us600062wl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600062wl. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.99 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:02:18 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Elena, San Rafael Oriente, Jiquilisco (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 77 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.3045° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5345° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km SSW of Chirilagua, 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 2019-10-25 15:02:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-25 15:57:55 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 326 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 1.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us600062wl Id of event.
Event Code 600062wl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600062wl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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