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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.5127S, -90.2669WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador. Exact location of event, depth 54.78 km, -90.2669° West, 13.5127° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.78 km (34 miles). Event id: us10008rpt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008rpt. Global time and date of event 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 22:02:34 / May 11, 2017 @ 10:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:02:34 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Arce, Jutiapa, Candelaria de La Frontera. Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Jutiapa (c. 34 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km SW of San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.2669° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5127° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km SW of San Francisco Menendez, 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 2017-05-11 22:02:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-11 22:30:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 1.021 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us10008rpt Id of event.
Event Code 10008rpt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008rpt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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