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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near El Rosario in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.3257S, -89.0789WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -89.0789° West, 13.3257° North, depth 69.06 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/16 / 2016-03-23 01:12:47 / March 23, 2016 @ 1:12 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20005bxt. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bxt. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:12:47 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.06 km (43 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Concepción, Juayúa, Santa Ana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km SSW of El Rosario, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.0789° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3257° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSW of El Rosario, 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 2016-03-23 01:12:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-23 02:35:29 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 0.388 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us20005bxt Id of event.
Event Code 20005bxt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bxt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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