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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.8076S, -88.4786WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007qf8. Unique identifier: us70007qf8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/20 / 2020-02-14 20:16:29 / February 14, 2020 @ 8:16 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:16:29 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.36 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -88.4786° West, latitude 12.8076° North, depth = 67.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Apastepeque, Guatajiagua, San Vicente (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 53 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.4786° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8076° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km 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 2020-02-14 20:16:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-14 20:37:22 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 4.3 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 385 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 1.426 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us70007qf8 Id of event.
Event Code 70007qf8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007qf8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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