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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.7519S, -88.2753WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 20:14:18 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007pf1. Id of event: us10007pf1. Exact location of earthquake, -88.2753° West, 12.7519° North, depth 58.17 km. Global time and date of event 26/12/16 / 2016-12-26 02:14:18 / December 26, 2016 @ 2:14 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.17 km (36 miles).

Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa. Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 53 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.2753° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7519° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SSW of Chirilagua, 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 2016-12-26 02:14:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-05 03:46:23 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 234 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 1.196 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us10007pf1 Id of event.
Event Code 10007pf1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007pf1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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