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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.6541S, -88.2548WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -88.2548° West, 12.6541° North, depth 51.2 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.2 km (32 miles). Global time and date of event 07/09/17 / 2017-09-07 08:42:32 / September 7, 2017 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:42:32 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ahew. Event ids that are associated: us2000ahew.

Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (57 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa. 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. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 63 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.2548° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6541° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km 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 2017-09-07 08:42:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-07 09:06:49 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 3.4 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 340 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 1.176 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us2000ahew Id of event.
Event Code 2000ahew An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ahew, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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