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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.3994S, -89.5174WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us20004x26. Event ids that are associated: us20004x26. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90.52 km (56 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:48:02 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 20:48:02 / January 31, 2016 @ 8:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.5174 West, latitude 13.3994 North, depth = 90.52 km.

The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueva Concepción, Apastepeque, San Sebastián. Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 23 km WSW of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.5174° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3994° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WSW of La Libertad, 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 2016-01-31 20:48:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 19:43:59 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 222 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 0.398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us20004x26 Id of event.
Event Code 20004x26 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004x26, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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