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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.6687S, -88.461WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006v4m. Unique identifier: us70006v4m. Global time and date of event 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 02:12:35 / January 6, 2020 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -88.461° West, latitude 12.6687° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 20:12:35 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago de María, San Rafael Oriente, Santa Elena (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.461° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6687° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 2020-01-06 02:12:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-06 04:12:06 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 259 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 1.405 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us70006v4m Id of event.
Event Code 70006v4m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006v4m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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