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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.6843S, -88.3358WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 05:49:11 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000b556. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b556. Global time and date of event 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 05:49:11 / July 28, 2020 @ 5:49 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.46 km (37 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -88.3358° West, 12.6843° North, depth 59.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Berlín, Jucuapa, San Alejo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 63 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.3358° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6843° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km SSW of Chirilagua, 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 2020-07-28 05:49:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-28 06:49:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.283 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us6000b556 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b556 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b556, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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