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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag was detected near Acajutla in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.9489S, -90.3848WA earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.69 km (15 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.3848° West, 12.9489° North, depth 24.69 km. The temblor was reported at 16:23:54 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/18 / 2018-10-28 22:23:54 / October 28, 2018 @ 10:23 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000hib5. Event ids that are associated: us1000hib5.

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 112 km (69 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 123 km (76 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 113 km (71 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Juayúa (c. 9 900 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahuachapán, Juayúa, Puerto San José.

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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: 93 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.3848° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9489° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km SW 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 2018-10-28 22:23:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-28 22:45:02 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 3.99 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 572 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 1.341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hib5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hib5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hib5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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