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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near Ilopango in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.6937S, -89.1094WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Ilopango in El Salvador on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -89.1094 West, latitude 13.6937 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/11/19 / 2019-11-22 22:32:48 / November 22, 2019 @ 10:32 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70006cjw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006cjw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:32:48 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atescatempa, Chinameca, Nueva Guadalupe (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 0 km S of Ilopango, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.1094° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6937° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km S of Ilopango, 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 2019-11-22 22:32:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-24 23:27:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 234 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 0.742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006cjw Id of event.
Event Code 70006cjw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006cjw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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