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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.6677S, -88.7675WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Exact location of event, longitude -88.7675 West, latitude 12.6677 North, depth = 46.07 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.07 km (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004spd. Id of event: us10004spd. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:12:47 / 2:12 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: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 20:12:47 / February 25, 2016 @ 8:12 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Rosario, Santiago Nonualco, Santiago de María. The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santiago Nonualco (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 72 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7675° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, 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 2016-02-25 20:12:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-25 20:57:54 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 326 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 1.109 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us10004spd Id of event.
Event Code 10004spd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004spd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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