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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.9347S, -88.5266WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:29:39 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d3sl. Unique identifier: us2000d3sl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.78 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 06:29:39 / February 17, 2018 @ 6:29 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.5266 West, latitude 12.9347 North, depth = 50.78 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guatajiagua, La Unión, Apastepeque.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.5266° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9347° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km S 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 2018-02-17 06:29:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-17 06:50:03 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 284 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 1.014 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us2000d3sl Id of event.
Event Code 2000d3sl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d3sl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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