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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Antiguo Cuscatlan in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.6987S, -89.2497WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlan in El Salvador. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:01:31 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.2497 West, latitude 13.6987 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 04:01:31 / October 26, 2017 @ 4:01 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000ax8w. Event ids that are associated: us1000ax8w.

Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tacuba, Atescatempa, Metapán (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 7 km (4 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 2 km NNW of Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.2497° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6987° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NNW of Antiguo Cuscatlan, 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 2017-10-26 04:01:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-26 20:58:16 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 130 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 0.021 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000ax8w Id of event.
Event Code 1000ax8w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ax8w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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