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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Jiquilisco in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.1232S, -88.8203WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Jiquilisco in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -88.8203 West, latitude 13.1232 North, depth = 72.4 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:08:44 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004tqy. Unique identifier: us10004tqy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/16 / 2016-03-01 01:08:44 / March 1, 2016 @ 1:08 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.4 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Arce, San Juan Opico, Chalatenango (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 33 km SW of Jiquilisco, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.8203° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.1232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SW of Jiquilisco, 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 2016-03-01 01:08:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-01 01:24:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 385 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 0.688 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us10004tqy Id of event.
Event Code 10004tqy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004tqy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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