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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.8803S, -88.6853WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.64 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -88.6853° West, 12.8803° North, depth 62.64 km. The temblor was detected at 00:19:17 / 12:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/10/17 / 2017-10-14 06:19:17 / October 14, 2017 @ 6:19 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000as1i. Id of event: us1000as1i.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Alejo, Santo Tomás, Panchimalco (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.6853° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8803° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, 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 2017-10-14 06:19:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-14 06:40:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 355 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 0.962 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us1000as1i Id of event.
Event Code 1000as1i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000as1i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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