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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Jiquilisco in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.253S, -88.7184WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Jiquilisco in El Salvador. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006nh0. Unique identifier: us10006nh0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.7184 West, latitude 13.253 North, depth = 103.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 22:36:21 / September 9, 2016 @ 10:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.63 km (64 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 detected at 16:36:21 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguilares, Chalatenango, Quezaltepeque. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 16 km WSW of Jiquilisco, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7184° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.253° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WSW 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 2016-09-09 22:36:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-09 23:01:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 298 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 0.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us10006nh0 Id of event.
Event Code 10006nh0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006nh0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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