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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 61 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.6541S, -88.1882WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.1882 West, latitude 12.6541 North, depth = 81.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:02:37 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.65 km (51 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/20 / 2020-04-09 07:02:37 / April 9, 2020 @ 7:02 am. Unique identifier: us70008s8l. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008s8l.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel, San Alejo, Jiquilisco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 61 km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.1882° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6541° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km SSW of Intipuca, 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 2020-04-09 07:02:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-09 08:06:58 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 271 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 1.14 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 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 us70008s8l Id of event.
Event Code 70008s8l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008s8l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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