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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Acajutla in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.3591S, -90.1375WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.56 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 13:13:20 / March 10, 2017 @ 1:13 pm. Exact location of event, depth 56.56 km, -90.1375° West, 13.3591° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:13:20 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000885d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000885d.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zaragoza, Santa Ana, Coatepeque (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.1375° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3591° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SW of Acajutla, 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 2017-03-10 13:13:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-10 13:56:56 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 2.7 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 312 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 0.939 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us1000885d Id of event.
Event Code 1000885d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000885d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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