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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.7S, -88.1942WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Friday. Global time and date of event 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 01:50:53 / February 24, 2018 @ 1:50 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000d7a6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d7a6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:50:53 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -88.1942° West, latitude 12.7° North, depth = 58.21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.21 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 57 km S of Chirilagua, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.1942° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km S of Chirilagua, 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 2018-02-24 01:50:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-24 02:10:47 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 370 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 1.116 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000d7a6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d7a6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d7a6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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