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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.769S, -88.5526WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 07:38:00 / 7:38 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006fit. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006fit. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.9 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/19 / 2019-12-03 13:38:00 / December 3, 2019 @ 1:38 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.5526 West, latitude 12.769 North, depth = 59.9 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Vicente, La Unión, San Alejo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Vicente (c. 41 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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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 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: 56 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.5526° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.769° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2019-12-03 13:38:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-03 13:58:01 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 354 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 1.496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us70006fit Id of event.
Event Code 70006fit An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006fit, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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