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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, off the coast of Central America

Earthquake location 12.9605S, -88.7499WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes off the coast of Central America kilometers (0 miles) from Central America on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 73.35 km, -88.7499° West, 12.9605° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 73.35 km (46 miles). Unique identifier: us7000d0e6. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0e6. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 17:09:08 / January 15, 2021 @ 5:09 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:09:08 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Delgado, Antiguo Cuscatlán, Nuevo Cuscatlán.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: off the coast of Central America. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7499° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9605° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place off the coast of Central America Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-15 17:09:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-15 17:37:23 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 312 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 1.69 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us7000d0e6 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0e6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0e6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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