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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.8238S, -90.0429WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.79 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -90.0429° West, 13.8238° North, depth 104.79 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 02:51:05 / December 23, 2019 @ 2:51 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:51:05 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70006q18. Event ids that are associated: us70006q18.

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San José Pinula (c. 47 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mejicanos, Villa Canales, San José Pinula.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SW of San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.0429° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SW of San Francisco Menendez, 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 2019-12-23 02:51:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-23 03:34:27 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 246 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 0.874 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us70006q18 Id of event.
Event Code 70006q18 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006q18, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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