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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Acajutla in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.0943S, -90.1229WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/05/18 / 2018-05-07 06:57:04 / May 7, 2018 @ 6:57 am. The temblor was reported at 00:57:04 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dzs2. Id of event: us1000dzs2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.51 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.1229 West, latitude 13.0943 North, depth = 50.51 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Libertad (c. 16 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Juayúa (c. 9 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Libertad, Ahuachapán, Juayúa (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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 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: 63 km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.1229° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0943° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km SSW of Acajutla, 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 2018-05-07 06:57:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-07 10:26:39 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 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 1.048 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us1000dzs2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dzs2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dzs2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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