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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 28 km S of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.2383S, -88.8807WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Zacatecoluca in El Salvador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.3 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.8807 West, latitude 13.2383 North, depth = 64.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20003mpz. Event ids that are associated: us20003mpz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/15 / 2015-09-22 02:48:59 / September 22, 2015 @ 2:48 am. The temblor was detected at 20:48:59 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Arce, Ciudad Barrios, Chalatenango. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 28 km S of Zacatecoluca, 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 -88.8807° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2383° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km S of Zacatecoluca, 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 2015-09-22 02:48:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-24 00:25:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 272 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 0.561 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us20003mpz Id of event.
Event Code 20003mpz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003mpz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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