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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.9723S, -88.7589WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Saturday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:27:47 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006qfq. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006qfq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62.92 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 16:27:47 / September 17, 2016 @ 4:27 pm. Exact location of event, depth 62.92 km, -88.7589° West, 12.9723° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sensuntepeque, San Alejo, Ayutuxtepeque. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four 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. 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: 41 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7589° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9723° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, 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 2016-09-17 16:27:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 16:44:57 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 369 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 0.846 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us10006qfq Id of event.
Event Code 10006qfq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qfq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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