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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Chirilagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.7642S, -88.2021WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -88.2021° West, 12.7642° North, depth 56.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gd4c. Id of event: us1000gd4c. The temblor was reported at 01:20:57 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 07:20:57 / August 19, 2018 @ 7:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.18 km (35 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa. Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 50 km S of Chirilagua, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.2021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7642° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km 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 2018-08-19 07:20:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-19 07:38:50 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 271 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 1.126 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us1000gd4c Id of event.
Event Code 1000gd4c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gd4c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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