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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 67 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.1678S, -90.2742WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Acajutla in El Salvador on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 08:55:25 / October 21, 2019 @ 8:55 am. Event id: us70005wmf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005wmf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:55:25 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.2742 West, latitude 13.1678 North, depth = 35 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahuachapán, Juayúa, Izalco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sonzacate (c. 15 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Juayúa (c. 9 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Antonio del Monte (c. 9 100 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 67 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.2742° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.1678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km 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 2019-10-21 08:55:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-21 09:32:24 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 1.511 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us70005wmf Id of event.
Event Code 70005wmf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005wmf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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