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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Conchagua in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.1029S, -87.7906WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Conchagua in El Salvador on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 10:12:28 / September 12, 2018 @ 10:12 am. Unique identifier: us2000hdd3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hdd3. Exact location of event, longitude -87.7906 West, latitude 13.1029 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:12:28 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop). Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Realejo, Berlín, Ciudad Barrios (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 24 km SSE of Conchagua, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.7906° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.1029° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SSE of Conchagua, 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 2018-09-12 10:12:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-12 10:33:44 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 284 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 0.827 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us2000hdd3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hdd3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hdd3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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