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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.7897S, -88.5321WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Sunday. Unique identifier: us70003h3p. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003h3p. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/05/19 / 2019-05-05 20:12:42 / May 5, 2019 @ 8:12 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:12:42 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.5321 West, latitude 12.7897 North, depth = 64.43 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.43 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Unión, El Rosario, San Alejo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.5321° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7897° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km S of Puerto El Triunfo, 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 2019-05-05 20:12:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-05 20:26:40 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 1.477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us70003h3p Id of event.
Event Code 70003h3p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003h3p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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