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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 70 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.6952S, -88.7892WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. Id of earthquake: us70005gyt. Event ids that are associated: us70005gyt. The temblor was detected at 11:09:34 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/19 / 2019-09-05 17:09:34 / September 5, 2019 @ 5:09 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -88.7892° West, 12.6952° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santiago Nonualco (c. 9 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago de María, Berlín, Santiago Nonualco (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7892° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6952° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SSW 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 2019-09-05 17:09:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-16 18:29:58 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 312 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 1.725 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 us70005gyt Id of event.
Event Code 70005gyt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005gyt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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