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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.4703S, -89.4136WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us1000bmbc. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bmbc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/17 / 2017-12-05 09:47:47 / December 5, 2017 @ 9:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:47:47 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -89.4136° West, 13.4703° North, depth 75.37 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75.37 km (47 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jiquilisco, Atescatempa, Chalatenango (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (21 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop).

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 fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km WSW of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.4136° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4703° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WSW of La Libertad, 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 2017-12-05 09:47:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-05 21:54:52 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 260 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 0.278 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us1000bmbc Id of event.
Event Code 1000bmbc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bmbc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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