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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Intipuca in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.2889S, -88.033WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us1000dzgj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dzgj. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -88.033° West, 13.2889° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:58:16 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 18:58:16 / May 6, 2018 @ 6:58 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marcala, Zacatecoluca, Apastepeque (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km NNE of Intipuca, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.033° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2889° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNE of Intipuca, 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 2018-05-06 18:58:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-06 19:30:53 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 312 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 1.062 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us1000dzgj Id of event.
Event Code 1000dzgj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dzgj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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