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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.504S, -90.346WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador. Id of earthquake: us100069vu. Event ids that are associated: us100069vu. Global time and date of event 05/07/16 / 2016-07-05 14:09:37 / July 5, 2016 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -90.346 West, latitude 13.504 North, depth = 46.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.7 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:09:37 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chalchuapa, Barberena, San José Acatempa (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 fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 51 km SW of San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.346° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.504° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SW of San Francisco Menendez, 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 2016-07-05 14:09:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-03 19:54:55 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us100069vu Id of event.
Event Code 100069vu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100069vu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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