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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Jiquilisco in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.88S, -89.03WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Jiquilisco in El Salvador on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 23:03:36 / December 25, 2016 @ 11:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007nuz. Unique identifier: us10007nuz. The temblor was reported at 17:03:36 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -89.03° West, 12.88° North.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuevo Cuscatlán, San Marcos, Berlín (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 68 km SW of Jiquilisco, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.03° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.88° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 2016-12-25 23:03:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-31 05:50:09 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 246 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 1.38 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 md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007nuz Id of event.
Event Code 10007nuz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007nuz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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