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Light earthquake 4 mag, 15 km WNW of La Libertad, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.5543S, -89.4489WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003ttc. Id of event: us70003ttc. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:00:02 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90.38 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -89.4489 West, latitude 13.5543 North, depth = 90.38 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/05/19 / 2019-05-25 22:00:02 / May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jalpatagua, Moyuta, Metapán. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 15 km WNW of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.4489° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5543° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WNW 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 2019-05-25 22:00:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-02 04:20:58 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 246 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 0.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us70003ttc Id of event.
Event Code 70003ttc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003ttc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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