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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Intipuca in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.283S, -88.0334WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Intipuca in El Salvador. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/05/18 / 2018-05-08 14:09:59 / May 8, 2018 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000e0nk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e0nk. The temblor was reported at 08:09:59 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -88.0334° West, latitude 13.283° North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sensuntepeque, Apastepeque, San Vicente. Earthquake epicenter was 28 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), 92 km (57 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 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 twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 9 km NNE of Intipuca, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.0334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.283° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km 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 2018-05-08 14:09:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-08 14:52:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 259 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 1.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us1000e0nk Id of event.
Event Code 1000e0nk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e0nk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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