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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.0818S, -89.5651WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, -89.5651° West, 13.0818° North, depth 57.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.7 km (36 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:12:02 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60008d59. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008d59. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/20 / 2020-03-10 14:12:02 / March 10, 2020 @ 2:12 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Concepción de Ataco, El Congo, Tonacatepeque. The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 52 km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.5651° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0818° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSW of La Libertad, 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 2020-03-10 14:12:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-10 14:46:32 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 284 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 1.324 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 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 us60008d59 Id of event.
Event Code 60008d59 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008d59, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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