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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 37 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.0032S, -88.7447WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The temblor was picked up at 04:01:26 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bmjs. Id of event: us2000bmjs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.29 km (43 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 10:01:26 / November 13, 2017 @ 10:01 am. Exact location of event, depth 69.29 km, -88.7447° West, 13.0032° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Alejo, Sensuntepeque, Ayutuxtepeque (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 37 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7447° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0032° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SW 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 2017-11-13 10:01:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 14:26:04 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 3.3 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 326 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 0.828 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us2000bmjs Id of event.
Event Code 2000bmjs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bmjs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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