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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.1116S, -89.4042WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. Global time and date of event 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 16:45:09 / January 4, 2017 @ 4:45 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10007pxt. Event ids that are associated: us10007pxt. Exact location of event, depth 73.43 km, -89.4042° West, 13.1116° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.43 km (46 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 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:45:09 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahuachapán, Chalchuapa, Suchitoto.

Each 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 42 km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.4042° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.1116° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SSW of La Libertad, 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 2017-01-04 16:45:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-04 23:03:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 375 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 0.596 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us10007pxt Id of event.
Event Code 10007pxt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007pxt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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