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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Acajutla in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.4849S, -90.1736WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Sunday. Unique identifier: us1000ashz. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ashz. The temblor was picked up at 07:27:11 / 7:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/10/17 / 2017-10-15 13:27:11 / October 15, 2017 @ 1:27 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.85 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -90.1736° West, 13.4849° North, depth 48.85 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Libertad, Candelaria de La Frontera, Atescatempa. Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km WSW of Acajutla, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.1736° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4849° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WSW 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 2017-10-15 13:27:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-15 14:28:40 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 271 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 0.937 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us1000ashz Id of event.
Event Code 1000ashz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ashz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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