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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 63 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.1915S, -90.2433WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -90.2433° West, latitude 13.1915° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:24:17 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/15 / 2015-07-20 01:24:17 / July 20, 2015 @ 1:24 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20002yl6. Unique identifier: us20002yl6.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahuachapán, Juayúa, Izalco (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Juayúa (c. 9 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.2433° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.1915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km 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 2015-07-20 01:24:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-20 01:58:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 1.1 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us20002yl6 Id of event.
Event Code 20002yl6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002yl6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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