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Strong earthquake 6.6 mag, 40 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.127S, -89.362WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:03:31 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: at00psb7tv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00psb7tv, pt19150000. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/19 / 2019-05-30 09:03:31 / May 30, 2019 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near La Libertad in El Salvador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -89.362° West, 13.127° North, depth 10 km.

Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Metapán, San Miguel, Chirilagua. Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 40 km S of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.362° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.127° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km S of La Libertad, 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 2019-05-30 09:03:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-30 09:14:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.5 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 1 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 672 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 71 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151.199987904 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00psb7tv Id of event.
Event Code 00psb7tv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00psb7tv,pt19150000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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