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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 59 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.2608S, -90.2647WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002w9y. Id of event: us20002w9y. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.55 km (35 miles). Exact location, longitude -90.2647° West, latitude 13.2608° North, depth = 55.55 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/07/15 / 2015-07-09 13:25:54 / July 9, 2015 @ 1:25 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:25:54 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Libertad, Chalchuapa, Jalpatagua. Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.2647° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2608° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SW of Acajutla, 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 2015-07-09 13:25:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-09 13:38:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 401 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 3.013 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us20002w9y Id of event.
Event Code 20002w9y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002w9y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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